As the Reese's Senior Bowl prepares to for its 68th game on January 28, 2017 at 1:30pm (CT) in Mobile, Ala., the Reese's Senior Bowl staff looks forward to assisting you in your coverage.
Director of Public Relations and Digital Media
The Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel will serve as Reese's Senior Bowl headquarters. The Reese's Senior Bowl registration desk is located on the second floor of the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel.
There are two types of credentials. 'Game Week' credentials allow access to Reese’s Senior Bowl practices, Media Night and the National Scouting Weigh-In. Game Week credentials are distributed on the second floor of the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel beginning on Monday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m.
A GAME WEEK CREDENTIAL WILL NOT ALLOW ACCESS TO THE REESE’S SENIOR BOWL GAME.
WE DO NOT MAIL CREDENTIALS.
Monday, January 23 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 24 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 25 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 26 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
'Game Day' credentials are specifically for covering the Senior Bowl game and will grant access to the field and/or the press box.
YOU WILL NEED TO REQUEST ONE OF THESE GAME DAY PASSES:
For working photographers/cameramen. Provides access to press box during pregame/halftime. TV stations will be allowed to have one working assistant/runner. Individuals not serving in a working capacity will have their credential revoked and be escorted off the field.
For working reporters. Will provide access to press box throughout game and sideline for final five minutes of the game.
Game day credentials will be available for pick-up beginning Thursday, January 26 at the registration desk on the second floor of the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel. Game day credentials will NOT be mailed. The hours of operation are as follows:
Thursday, January 26 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 27 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 28 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.**
**Please note that the registration desk will close on Game Day at 10:00 a.m. After this time, credentials will be available for pick-up beginning at 11:00 a.m. from the press will call table in the Ladd-Peebles Stadium lobby.
All practices will be held at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and are open to the media. Photographers are asked to stay within the designated area (Northeast end zone and sideline between goal line and 25-yard line) while shooting on the field. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the field. No tripods allowed. You can use a tripod from the stands in either end zone or the East stands or behind the fence at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. No photography is allowed from the West stands or sidelines.
All media outlets are now allowed to shoot practice, however you are limited to two (2) minutes of usage of practice video per day and any practice video must be accompanied with either a graphic or verbal promotion that the game can be seen live on NFL Network on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1:30pm CT.
You are not allowed to 'broadcast' any portion of practice live, via Facebook Live or Periscope or any other app that allows you to broadcast live. Only NFL Network and ESPN may broadcast the practices and/or game 'live.'
PRACTICE: Players will be available on the field for 15 minutes following each practice on the north side of the field — from the 20 yard line to the back of the end zone. Please wait until a security official directs you onto the field.
* Coaches will be available upon request following practice.
GAME: Following the conclusion of the Reese's Senior Bowl game, media in encouraged to go to the postgame interview area. REQUESTED PLAYERS will be available after the game in the 'Postgame interview area,' near the North locker room on the northwest side of the stadium. This will be group or one-on-one interviews, not a press conference setup. Requests can be made to a Reese’s Senior Bowl media relations official during the fourth quarter. South and North Most Outstanding Players and the Most Valuable Player will automatically be brought to the media area following the conclusion of the game.
LOCKER ROOMS ARE CLOSED.
Parking for Reese’s Senior Bowl practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium is free and available on a first come/first serve basis. IF YOU ARE ONLY COVERING PRACTICE, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REQUEST A PARKING PASS. Media parking on Game day is extremely limited due to space constraints. Please make your request for Game day parking when you fill out an online credential request. Those approved for media parking will receive their pass when they pick up their game day credential. A media shuttle will be available from the Renaissance Riverview Plaza on game day every half-hour (see below).
Those not granted a parking pass, may take the shuttle, which will escort MEDIA and PLAYERS FAMILIES ONLY to and from Ladd-Peebles Stadium on game day. Two shuttles will leave at 10:30 a.m. from the Renaissance Riverview Plaza hotel entrance off Royal Street and then take you back to the hotel following the conclusion of the game from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Media members are welcome to attend the National Scouting Weigh-In on Tuesday, January 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The weigh-in is in the Exhibit Hall at the Mobile Convention Center. All photographers are asked to stay on either side of the chairs and out of the way of scouts, coaches, front office personnel and players. Please only photograph athletes from the waist up.
For media interviews, all players will exit on the WEST side of the Exhibit Hall. There will be a media area near the Exhibit Hall exit, behind the curtains. NFL Personnel will exit near the rear of the Exhibit Hall on the EAST side (near river).
Media Night will be held Tuesday, January 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the new Maritime Museum at 155 S. Water St. in downtown Mobile. Media is invited to come eat at 5:30 p.m. The South team will arrive around 5:30 p.m., eat first, and then be available from approximately 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The North team will arrive at 7:00 p.m., eat first, and be available from approximately 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. All players are scheduled to be in attendance, as well as both head coaches. This is your best opportunity for one-on-one interviews.
There is no official media hotel for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Most activities for the game are located in the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel located at 64 S Water St, Mobile, AL 36602.
The Reese's Senior Bowl will provide some practice b-roll and player interviews on Thursday, January 28, 2016, via its FTP site:
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Stations unable to attend can request player video/sound by January 20 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radio stations wishing to broadcast LIVE from Senior Bowl headquarters must call Ashley Lowe at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel by early January to reserve a spot. Spots are limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis. Ashley can be reached at 251.415.3064 or Ashley.Lowe@renaissancemobile.com. Radio row is located on the second floor of the Riverview Plaza Hotel. The Reese's Senior Bowl public relations staff will do its best in assisting stations in securing guests. Stations on site at the hotel are encouraged to email interview requests to email@example.com PRIOR to Reese's Senior Bowl week.
Television stations wishing to broadcast live from the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel throughout game week must email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Please also be advised that parking for live trucks at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Game Day is at a premium and will be available on first come, first serve basis. Live trucks should be set up in the southwest corner of the stadium. To contact the stadium please call Vic Knight at 251.208.2514.
A media work room will be available all week in Mobile Bay I of the Riverview Plaza Hotel. The work room will be equipped with wireless internet, a copier, phone lines and a fax machine.
An introductory news conference will be held on Monday, January 23, at 4:00 p.m. with selected players and Reese's Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage. Due to the new practice times, the press conferences normally scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday during game week have been discontinued.
Updated Reese's Senior Bowl rosters will be available on a continuous basis online at www.seniorbowl.com and each morning at the Senior Bowl registration desk. Or you can check the seniorbowl.com mobile site on your smartphone. It will have the most up-to-date roster available, as well as the Game Week Schedule. A complete roster will be released to all media outlets by Friday, January 20.
A pre-game meal and halftime snack will be served to all media members in the Ladd-Peebles Stadium press box on game day. Media members will have access to improved hard-wire internet access and a stat crew will distribute game statistics throughout the game. Several courtesy telephones will be available for working media in the press box. There is no space in the press box for photographers. Still photographers wishing to edit and send their photos can do so in the Ladd-Peebles Stadium conference room located in the stadiums lobby on the West side. The conference room is also equipped with wireless internet.
Media members are welcome to attend and/or cover several of the events during Senior Bowl week. The hospital and school visits, FCA rally and Senior Bowl Experience/Meet the Players events are all open to the media. Please contact PR Director Rob Lehocky for more information on these events. Media members are also invited to attend the Seafood Jubilee on Tuesday night at the Mobile Convention Center. A game week credential is required for admittance.