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The Allstate Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played on New Year's Day in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The bowl is one of the original members of the Bowl Championship Series.
The Sugar Bowl hosted the BCS National Championship Game in 2000 and 2004. However, since the 2006 season, the BCS National Championship Game has been a stand-alone event one week following the New Year's Day bowl games (including the Sugar Bowl). In other words, under the current BCS format, the Sugar Bowl will not host the BCS National Championship Game, although the Louisiana Superdome will continue to be one of the stadiums used to host the BCS National Championship Game a week after the Sugar Bowl.
Under the current BCS alignment the Sugar Bowl will host the Southeastern Conference (SEC) champion unless they are involved in the national championship game.
The payout for the 2005-2006 game was $14-17 million per participating team.
Tulane Stadium, also known as the "Sugar Bowl," hosted the game from 1935 through 1974 on the former Etienne de Boré sugar plantation, where sugar was first granulated, hence the source of the game and stadium's name. It has been played in the Louisiana Superdome since. The Sugar Bowl's corporate title sponsor was USF&G Financial Services from 1987 to 1995 and Nokia cellular telephones of Finland from 1995 to 2006. In March 2006 Allstate Insurance was announced as the new title sponsor. ABC Sports has televised the game since 1969, however beginning in 2007 FOX Sports will televise the game.
The 2006 Sugar Bowl game was played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia due to the extensive damage the Louisiana Superdome suffered as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The Sugar Bowl has since returned to the refurbished Superdome.
Prior to the BCS, the game traditionally hosted the Southeastern Conference (SEC) champion against a top-tier at-large opponent. Under the current BCS format, the Sugar Bowl continues to host the SEC champion against a top-tier at-large opponent, unless the SEC champion goes to the BCS National Championship Game.