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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Senior Bowl?

The Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game and football's premier senior showcase event. It annually features the country's best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached by the entire coaching staffs of two National Football League teams.

What other events does the Senior Bowl put on each year?

The Senior Bowl produces several events throughout the year: the Wells Fargo Senior Bowl Charity Run; two women's football clinics, 'Girls of Fall: Football, Fashion, Fun,'; PNC Family Fun Days; Middle School Football Showcase; Youth 'All-Skills' Football Camp; plus the al.com/Press-Register Senior Bowl Experience and Coca-Cola Meet the Players. View complete list of Senior Bowl events and activities.

What is the date and time for this year's Senior Bowl?

The 2016 Senior Bowl will be played on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Kickoff is TBD live on the NFL Network.

How is the Senior Bowl date determined?

The Senior Bowl is always played on the weekend prior to the Super Bowl.

What network will televise the Senior Bowl?

The 2016 Senior Bowl and its practices - around 15 hours of LIVE coverage - will be nationally-televised by NFL Network. The first nationally-televised Senior Bowl was in 1958 by NBC, and the contest has been on national television every year since.

Who plays in the Senior Bowl?

Each year, the Senior Bowl rosters feature the nation's top senior collegiate football players and NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South.

Who coaches the Senior Bowl?

National Football League coaching staffs coach the two Senior Bowl teams each year. The staffs are determined in cooperation with the NFL. The teams with the lowest winning percentage that season usually get the first opportunity to coach in the game, but only if a majority of their staff - and head coach - are intact.

When was the first Senior Bowl Game played?

The first Senior Bowl was played in Jacksonville, Fla.'s Gator Bowl in 1950, and moved to Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium one year later, where it has remained.

How can I purchase tickets?

Fans may purchase tickets to the Senior Bowl by contacting the Senior Bowl ticket office at 251-432-4109 or toll-free at 1-888-736-2695. Tickets can also be ordered online by following this link: PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets to the Senior Bowl are on sale throughout the year by calling the Senior Bowl ticket office or by ordering the tickets online.

Where can I get souvenirs?

Senior Bowl souvenirs are available during game week at the game's headquarters located in the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, at the Mobile Convention Center during hospitality events and the Senior Bowl Experience and at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on game day. Buy Souvenirs Online

What band will be performing at halftime this year?

The band is usually announced in December, about one month before the Senior Bowl game.

How does media request credentials for the Senior Bowl?

There is a 'Request Credentials' option under the MEDIA tab at the top of the home page, or you may link here. Credentials are for active, working media only. The credentialing process for the 2016 game begins in mid-November. Only full-time working media will be considered. Credentials will NOT be granted after the deadline of January 21, 2016 at 12:00pm CT.