The stage is set, and preparations for one of the nation's premier HBCU classics are underway. The 51st Annual Bayou Classic, presented by Procter & Gamble, and tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 10 a.m. CST! The highly anticipated match-up between Grambling State University, Southern University, and A&M College will unfold in the legendary city of New Orleans at the iconic Caesars Superdome.

The HBCU gridiron weekend is scheduled for November 29 through November 30, 2024, this year.  Let's go, Tiger and Jaguar alumni, fans, and faculty, come out and show your school spirit! Starting at 10 am CST, tickets for the entire weekend of scheduled events. In addition to the main event, fans can purchase tickets to the big game.

That's not all; tickets to the Battle of the Bands and the Greek Show with the best seats in the dome will be up for grabs! On the same day, family, fans, and classic-goers will also be able to book their favorite stays for one of the most significant events of the year.

Hotel blocks have been lifted, so get your tickets, bed & breakfast, and be happy to book stays at your favorite hotel/bed and breakfast or timeshare. That's right, the block is over! alongside the opening of the hotel block for this iconic event.

“The Bayou Classic represents the very best of tradition, competition, and community
spirit,” said Dottie Belletto, President and CEO of NOCCI (New Orleans Convention
Company, Inc.)

“With tickets now available for purchase hotel block open, we invite fans to secure their seats and accommodations early to ensure they don't miss out on this unforgettable experience.”

Indeed! It's going down in NOLA Caesars with the 51st Annual Bayou Classic presented by Procter & Gamble. Every seating level of the Caesars Superdome includes an Exclusive VIP North End Zone! For $150, fans who buy those premium seats are guaranteed access to the End Zone Club, which provides free soft drinks. Game day prices range from $20 to $199 for advance purchases.

Battle of the Bands and Greek Show: General admission tickets start at only $25, and reserved seating will also be available.

Please note that ticket prices will continue to increase by $10 on the event day.

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