Media Portal

This section is designed for accredited media members to apply for credentials and access content related to the game and the participating teams. This year's bowl will take place on Friday, December 29, at Nissan Stadium. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. CST.

Online Media credentialing opened on November 27. Deadline to apply is December 15 at 5:00 PM CST.

>>> Please click here to visit our online credentialing application page

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Seating Priority
Final press box seating priority for each school's media contingent will be coordinated through each school's Sports Information Department. The Bowl's Media Operations staff will establish the seating priority for local and regional media not specifically assigned to either school.

Credentials are issued based on the applicant's primary reporting function.

Photographers and camera persons will be issued a Field Level credential. This credential will also allow access to the interview rooms following the game's conclusion. Full hospitality, game stats, and updates will be provided for all Field Level credential holders at the Hospitality Area located at field level on the northeast side. Field Level holders needing press box access will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Newspaper, radio and television reporters and internet reporters will be issued a Press Box credential. This credential allows an individual access to the Press Box and Field Level (pregame until 30 minutes before kickoff and with 5 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter), as well as the post-game news conference. Hospitality for Press Box credential holders will be in the Press Box only.

No credentials will be mailed. We will require an official photo ID (driver's license, media ID, etc.) before any credentials will be issued. Also, the same photo ID will be required, along with the appropriate credential, in order to gain access to Nissan Stadium before or during game day. Remember that all carry-in bags will be subject to search at Nissan Stadium.

The official media headquarters is the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

 Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Media Credential Check-In Room:
Fisk Room (Level Two)
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Media Credential Check-In Hours:
9 AM - 9 PM on December 27
9 AM - 9 PM on December 28

8:30 AM - 11 AM on December 29

>>Click Here to Reserve Your Room @ the Media Hotel
*All reservations will be checked against the credential list. Limited number of rooms are available.

Please note: parking pass pick-up will continue at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel on gameday from 11 AM - 3:30 PM. You will not be able to get on the grounds at Nissan Stadium without a parking pass. Media Will Call (located on the west side of the stadium) will open at 12:30 PM on December 29.

There is covered parking (valet and self-park) for automobiles immediately across the street from the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

Satellite Truck or equipment van parking will be available in Lot M at Nissan Stadium. This will be a secured lot.

The Renaissance Nashville Hotel will confirm all media reservations against credential requests made to the Bowl.

Call 800.657.6910 or go to to be assisted by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation.

Additional Information
If you are interested in attending any additional official functions such as the MusicFest & Battle of the Bands, please visit the Events Calendar page. All pricing and ordering information can be found there.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the game, go to the Bowl's ticket page.

We are looking forward to hosting you in Music City! For questions regarding the credentials, please contact the DVL-Seigenthaler Public Relations & Advertising team.  For interview requests, please contact Todd Heifner on the Bowl staff.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Staff

Todd Heifner: 615.743.3136 / 941.504.2466 cell /

DVL-Seigenthaler Public Relations & Advertising Staff:
Catherina Davidson: 615.610.0291 / 615.818.8116 cell/

Molly Williamson: 615.610.0287 / 740.244.6052 cell /