PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. AFTERWARDS, ENTER IN THE USERNAME AND PASSWORD & SELECT THE CONTINUE BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO ACCESS THE CREDENTIAL REQUEST FORM.
If you do not have the username and password, please email Michael Konradi atMichael@attcottonbowl.com or Morgan Strehlow at Morgan@attcottonbowl.com.
If you have already filed a request and need to make changes after you have been approved, please email Michael Konradi at firstname.lastname@example.org and Morgan Strehlow at Morgan@attcottonbowl.com.
If you have not been approved/denied, please refer to your confirmation email (after you applied) for a secure link to log back into the credentials manager and modify your request.
Please complete the following media credential forms for the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic and return to the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013. Please adhere to this deadline. Late requests will be filled only as space is available. Room accommodations at the media hotel also will be in limited supply once the deadline has passed. All media hotel reservations should be made through the CBAA Office. Please read the following information carefully before filing your request. A photo of each person needing credentials will be required to complete the registration process. If you have any questions regarding media policies or procedures, please contact Michael Konradi or Morgan Strehlow (817-892-4800).
PRESS BOX CREDENTIALS
Press box credentials grant access to the press box as well as pre-game and post-game sideline access. Press box credentials are valid on the sideline pre-game through kickoff. For postgame sideline access, media will be escorted from the press box to event level with five (5) minutes left in the game.
Photo credentials grant access to both the sideline and press box. All persons possessing photo credentials must have proper professional equipment and be shooting actual game action. Those with sideline access must remain behind the 12-foot restraining line surrounding the playing field at all times. Persons with sideline access are not permitted within the Team Bench Area (inside the 25-yard lines) at any time.
Persons in violation of the above guidelines must surrender his/her credentials upon request and leave the stadium immediately. Credentials WILL NOT be issued to equipment carriers or "grips" for photographers.
TELEVISION PHOTO POLICY
FOX Sports has exclusive television rights to the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. By agreement, television stations covering the Classic will be LIMITED TO ONE SIDELINE CAMERA. Stations will not be allowed to position several cameras at the stadium. Highlights of game action must be credited "Courtesy of CBAA/FOX Sports."
All persons credentialed agree that any materials taking the form of film or digital video recordings ("Video Materials") may only be used in connection with a regularly scheduled television newscast aired by the credentialed organization within a seven-day period following the game, and further agree that the use of Video Materials from the game in such newscasts shall not exceed five (5) minutes in length. Representatives shall not transmit any video, audio or photographs in any media while the game is in progress.
Any affiliate TV station, video crew, radio station or other media using any transmission device must have clearance through the local Frequency Coordinator of the FCC as designated by the local chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. All information pertaining to frequencies, power levels and antennae characteristics, as well as the location and azimuth of the transmitting signal, must be communicated to the CBAA.
Please visit www.wirelesscoordinations.com to access and submit your frequency coordination information for the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. If you have any questions, you can contact Keller McCrary, theAT&T Stadium Game Day Frequency Coordinator, via email at email@example.com He can also be reached by calling (214) 533-3700. Credentials will not be issued to those organizations using a transmission device until the frequency form is submitted and approved by the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association.
PARKING AND BUS SHUTTLE
A limited number of parking passes for media covering the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic are available. However, the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association strongly urges media to utilize the shuttle bus service provided both prior to and following the due to limited parking at AT&T Stadium. Buses will depart the Omni Mandalay Hotel beginning at 3:00 p.m. After the game, buses and minivans again will be in service to return all media to the hotel headquarters, shuttling until the press box is empty.
SATELLITE TRUCK PARKING
TThe media parking area for TV live trucks is Lot 7 at the southwest corner of AT&T Stadium. This area may be accessed from Cowboys Way. The parking and usage fee for live trucks covering the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic is $500. Please contact media directors Michael Konradi or Morgan Strehlow. Your request will be submitted to the stadium's broadcast engineering department. To determine the best route to Blue Lot 7, please visit the following address: www.DallasCowboysMaps.com.
TV STANDUP REPORTERS
Television standup reporters will not be permitted on the sideline during the game. All reporters will be seated inside the press box or in the auxiliary seating area. Reporters will be allowed sideline access pregame until kickoff. For postgame sideline access, media will be escorted to the West End Zone on the event level with five (5) minutes left in the game. Any media member on the field during play not possessing equipment to shoot the game will be escorted to the press box.
TV POST-GAME COVERAGE
Television stations covering the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic will be allowed to shoot their own video from the post-game interview area. Risers will be provided to accommodate cameras. A mult-box at line level also will be available for all electronic media wishing to record comments from coaches and featured players in the interview area. Television crews will require normal XLR connectors.
INTERNET MEDIA POLICIES
No online internet service will be allowed "real time" video transmission of the AT&T Cotton Bowl. Only contractual rights-fee paying media will be allowed "real time" video transmission during the event. "Real Time" is defined as any online video providing live continual play-by-play coverage of an event.
Credential confirmation letters will be e-mailed after final decisions are made on the number and type of credentials that will be granted to your news organization. These letters, along with media information and news conference schedules, will be distributed AFTER THE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013 DEADLINE. If you have not received a confirmation letter by Friday, December 20, 2013, please call Michael Konradi or Morgan Strehlow from the CBAA office (817-892-4800).
Credentials will not be mailed. Media may claim credentials at the media headquarters at the Omni Mandalay Hotel beginning at 8:30 a.m., MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013. Individuals may claim all credentials issued to his/her media organization, as long as a valid photograph has been previously submitted for the credential. Party invitations and media gifts MUST be picked up individually at the media headquarters. Lost or misplaced credentials will not be replaced. All media credentials remain the property of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association and must be surrendered upon request. Credentials are non-transferable.
MEDIA WILL CALL
Credentials not claimed during the week at the media headquarters will be transferred to AT&T Stadium the morning of January 3, 2014. Media Will Call is located outside of Gate A on the North side of the stadium and opens at 3:00 p.m.
The Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, 221 East Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039.
The Cotton Bowl Athletic Association will make all hotel reservations.
You are responsible for your own billing upon checkout of the media headquarters. Room rates at the Omni Mandalay are $98.00 + Tax per night. This rate applies to single and double room accommodations. Should you have the need to cancel or adjust your arrival date, please notify the CBAA Office to prevent your credit card from being billed: 817-892-4800.
A number of courtesy telephones are available in the AT&T Stadium press box for third party, collect and credit card calls only. These phones are available on a first-come, first served basis.
FAX service will be provided at the Omni Mandalay Hotel and in the AT&T Stadium press box. Request forms will be available at the registration desk of the media headquarters and distributed on the day of the game in the press box.
PRESS BOX INTERNET ACCESS
Media seated in the AT&T Stadium press box will have access to the Internet through a high-speed Ethernet connection or through the AT&T Stadium wireless network. Journalists should supply either an Ethernet network card for a wired connection or a wireless 802.11b card to access the system. A wireless coupon will also be provided for wireless connection. This service is courtesy of AT&T Data. Representatives will be on duty throughout the day to assist media as needed.
Still photographers have access to an Ethernet darkroom at the stadium. This workroom features a wireless connection and is located on the AT&T Stadium event level in the east end-zone tunnel. Photojournalists should supply either an Ethernet card for a wired connection or a wireless 802.11b card to access this system. Cables with RJ45 connectors will be provided. AT&T representatives will be on hand to assist as needed. Phone lines also are provided. This service is courtesy of AT&T Data.
A limited number of game tickets may be available to media covering the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. Tickets are $140.00 each. Please contact Amy Scott or Kelly Hembree in the CBAA Ticket Office and identify yourself as a media representative: 1-888-792-BOWL or 817-892-BOWL locally. The e-mail address is Amy@attcottonbowl.com. Once again, please identify yourself as a media representative when ordering tickets. Additionally, you must be granted credentials in order to request game tickets.
FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013.