MOBILE, AL--(Marketwire - Jan 4, 2013) - The nation's top senior collegiate football players will gather near the University of South Mobile, Alabama for the annual Senior Bowl, taking place January 26, 2013, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
The game features teams representing the North and the South and made up of the nation's best senior collegiate football players. Teams are coached by staffs from two National Football League teams. For one week, players and more than 800 NFL team representatives call Mobile home, participating in a number of events before the big game. This Bellingrath Gardens hotel offers a location just steps from the week's top events including:
FCA Chick-Fil-A Senior Bowl Rally: The largest FCA rally in the country hosts about 3,000 people at the Mobile Convention Center, directly connected to these Alabama accommodations. January 23, 6:30 to 8pm.
Press-Register Senior Bowl Experience and Coca-Cola Meet the Players: Join 10,000 college football fans at the Mobile Convention Center, connected to this hotel's meeting facilities in Mobile, AL, for a chance to meet the players and participate in family-friendly games and activities. January 25, 1:30 to 7pm. Meet the Players is from 3 to 6pm.
Baumhower's Restaurant Senior Bowl Tailgate Challenge: Tailgaters take part in their own competition, vying for the title of Senior Bowl Tailgater of the Year. Participants are judged on their food, originality and presentation. The winner is recognized on field during the first half of the game and awarded prizes. Fans gather in the parking lot of Ladd-Peebles Stadium prior to the game. January 26, 10am to 2pm.
2013 Senior Bowl: The game kicks off at January 26 at 3pm. Tickets are $10 to $30. For more information on the Senior Bowl, visit www.seniorbowl.com.
About the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
With a direct connection to the Arthur Outlaw Convention Center via a skywalk and within walking distance of the popular Dauphin Street entertainment district, the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. Located in the heart of downtown Mobile, this AAA Four Diamond hotel features contemporary design, a desirable location and world-class amenities. Each of its 373 guestrooms and 10 suites includes a desk with ergonomic chair, free Wi-Fi, a 42-inch LCD TV, mini-fridge, plush bedding package and coffee/tea service. This business-friendly hotel offers two Club levels; guests of Club-level accommodations gain access to the private lounge with continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres. Vacationing friends or family can walk to the city's top attractions including the Carnival Museum, Battleship Park, Senior Bowl Museum, Gulf Coast Exploreum & IMAX, Museum of Mobile and Fort Conde. Offering 44,000 square feet of event space, a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor heated pool and proximity to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail makes this hotel a top choice with major corporations looking to wow clients. Enjoy local seafood and seasonal local produce at The Harbor Room, or small plates, hand-crafted cocktails, live music, plasma TVs and outdoor seating with firepits at Fathoms Lounge.