Get Ready for Gridiron Glory: 51st Annual Bayou Classic Tickets On Sale Now!


Jo-Carolyn Goode | 4/16/2024, 2:05 p.m.
Excitement is mounting as the countdown begins for the 51st Annual Bayou Classic, a cherished tradition set to ignite the …

The 51st
Annual Bayou Classic

Presented by Procter & Gamble


November 30, 2024 (corrected date/year)
Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, La.
(Greek Show & Battle of the Bands - November 29, 2024)

The Bayou Classic, ranked as the #1 HBCU Classic in the nation, is the iconic collegiate gridiron matchup between Grambling State University & Southern University.

Excitement is mounting as the countdown begins for the 51st Annual Bayou Classic, a cherished tradition set to ignite the gridiron with fierce competition and boundless camaraderie. Presented by Procter & Gamble, this iconic event is slated to unfold on November 29-30, 2024, within the storied walls of the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tickets for this momentous occasion will go on sale starting Friday, April 19 at 10 am CST, marking the dawn of an unforgettable celebration.

Dottie Belletto, President and CEO of NOCCI (New Orleans Convention Company, Inc.), the event management firm behind the Bayou Classic, reflects on the significance of this annual spectacle. "The Bayou Classic epitomizes tradition, competition, and community spirit," she remarks. "With tickets now available and the hotel block open, we urge fans to secure their seats and accommodations early to ensure they don't miss out on this unforgettable experience."


Football aficionados and cultural enthusiasts alike can rejoice as tickets for the 51st Annual Bayou Classic Football Game become accessible across every seating tier of the Caesars Superdome. Prices range from $20 to $199 for advance purchases, catering to a diverse array of preferences. For those seeking a premium experience, exclusive VIP North End Zone tickets are available at $150, offering unrivaled perks including premium seating, exclusive entrance, access to the End Zone Club, and complimentary refreshments.

In addition to the main event on Saturday, November 30th, fans can immerse themselves in the electrifying Battle of the Bands & Greek Show, igniting the weekend's festivities on Friday, November 29th at the Caesars Superdome. General admission tickets start at $25, with options for reserved seating also on offer. It's worth noting that ticket prices will increase by $10 on the event day, underscoring the importance of early booking.

On game day, the Caesars Superdome will pulsate with the vibrant energy of the Southern University Jaguars and the Grambling State University Tigers. The Jaguars will dominate the West Side, while the Tigers stake their claim on the East Side, ensuring an immersive experience for fans throughout the stadium.

For accommodations, attendees can now secure lodging through the official Bayou Classic hotel block, enjoying special rates at select hotels near the Caesars Superdome. By booking within the block, guests can seamlessly access the weekend's festivities while indulging in the renowned hospitality of New Orleans.

"The New Orleans hospitality industry is gearing up to welcome Bayou Classic fans with open arms," Belletto affirms. "We encourage fans to capitalize on the special hotel rates and secure their accommodations early to seize the best deals."

Room rates for the Bayou Classic weekend start as low as $149 per night, with a plethora of options available across the city. Fans can peruse hotel offerings and book their stay through the Bayou Classic website at

For enthusiasts eagerly anticipating the gridiron showdown and the vibrant cultural extravaganza, the 51st Annual Bayou Classic promises an unparalleled experience. Secure your tickets, reserve your accommodations, and get ready to immerse yourself in a weekend of spirited competition and unforgettable memories. For more information, visit

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