Read over the following Media Credentials policies and criteria before completing the Media Credential Request Form below. Credentials for the 2017 AutoNation Cure Bowl will be granted to reporters and photographers who are ON ASSIGNMENT and covering events for legitimate publications, websites/blogs and/or radio and television stations. Please note we do not provide credentials to broadcast on-air personalities unless there is a prior arranged broadcast scheduled on-site at the event.
Approval of Media Credentials is at the sole discretion of The Orlando Sports Foundation, Inc. Failure to follow the request procedures may result in denial of your request.
Media & Credential Contact, Polices, and Requests
Participating schools are asked to make their players and coaches available to the media throughout bowl week. Interview availability and practice schedules for players and coaches will be supplied by each school’s media relations department. Orlando Sports Foundation (OSF) will do its best to provide updated practice information, but please utilize each school’s media contacts as your definitive source for this information.
POST GAME INTERVIEWS
Each team will receive a 10-minute cooling off period. Following the 10-minute cooling off period, the head coach and at least one player from the runner-up team will be made available in the Media Interview Room (located in the south end of the stadium). After the runner-up team’s appearance, the winning head coach and at least two (2) players will be available. One (1) of the players will be the game’s Most Valuable Player. No interviews are permitted on the field after the game, with the exception of the CBS Sports Network broadcast and live radio with contracted broadcast rights. Each school’s media relations director should notify Nate Blythe of their school’s post-game interview policy as it pertains to locker rooms. If a team’s locker room is not open for post-game interviews, school and bowl officials will work to determine the best location for breakout interviews.
CREDENTIALS, PRESS & TV / PHOTO
Members of the media who wish to cover the AutoNation Cure Bowl may apply for credentials by visiting the “Media” page at www.CureBowl.com or www. SportsSystems.com/curebowl. OSF will ask the media relations directors of the participating schools to review the list of applicants on all credentials requests with applications subject to final approval by the OSF Staff. The deadline to apply is date Friday, December 9 at 5 p.m..
Media members who have been approved may pick up their credentials during media registration at the media hotel, the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, during bowl week. No credentials will be mailed. At registration, media who have been approved to cover the game will receive their credential, media gift and parking pass (if applicable). The game day credentials must be worn at all official bowl functions.
Thursday, Dec. 15 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..
Friday, Dec. 16 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..
Saturday, Dec. 17 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you do not pick up your credential prior to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, they will be available at Media Will Call at the stadium starting three hours prior to the 5:30 p.m. kickoff. If you have been approved for a parking pass, then you MUST pick it up prior to gameday.
WILL CALL/MEDIA ENTRY
Credentials not picked up from media registration will be available at Media Will Call located at the south end of the stadium. The booth will open three hours before kickoff.
A limited number of parking passes are available. Parking passes may be applied for during the credential application process. Media are encouraged to utilize the media shuttle from the Rosen Plaza Hotel on gameday. The media shuttle schedule will be posted at the media hotel during bowl week as well as in the bowl’s media guide.
CAMPING WORLD STADIUM
1 Citrus Bowl Place
Orlando, FL 23805.
It is a policy for the AutoNation Cure Bowl that you must frequency coordinate all wireless devices used anywhere on the stadium property whether it be pregame, during the game or postgame. Coordination includes all microwave transmissions, wireless microphones, IFB, two-way radios, etc., exclusive of cell phones. An email reminder will be sent to all credentialed media with the information of the GDC, which is TBD.
The media hotel for the AutoNation Cure Bowl is the Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort. The room rate for approved media staying at the hotel is 139.99. Reservations for the hotel may only be made online when applying for credentials. Deadline to reserve a room in the media block is Wednesday, December 9.
The press box at the Orlando Citrus Bowl is equipped with wireless internet and wired Ethernet connections at each seat. Media will be given a passcode for wireless use on gameday. Statistics will also be accessible from any laptop in the pressbox. A website will be distributed prior to the game for those interested.
The Orlando Sports Foundation has partnered with CBS Sports Network to broadcast the AutoNation Cure Bowl. CBS Sports holds the national television broadcast rights for the contest.
Each participating institution may originate a non-exclusive broadcast of the bowl game for distribution to its regular season terrestrial network. Space has been reserved and as a courtesy, phone lines (ISDN, Dry, Pair, etc.) for the network’s broadcast willl be offered. Billing will be at the current AT&T rate. The exclusive contractual rights to national live radio, satellite and internet broadcasts of the bowl game outside of the local markets has yet to be determined.
It is requested that the sports information department ship 100 regular season media guides and 250 post season media guides to Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819; attention “OSF/AutoNation Cure Bowl”
MEDIA ATTENDING TEAM THEME PARK VISITS
Media members are often eager to cover team theme park visits, however, all three of Orlando’s major theme parks require each media member to have an assigned escort before entering the parks. Please contact the park(s) through the media relations person for access. OSF involvement with these visits at bowl time is limited.
TEAM PRACTICE SITES
Leading up to the bowl games, the teams are designated to practice at one the following locations. Updates will be announced accordingly:
American Athletic Conference
The First Academy
2667 Burton Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32802
Sun Belt Conference
Phillips High School
65500 Turkey Lake Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819