HATTIESBURG, Miss. – As the Southern Miss football team is headed to New Orleans to play in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, so too are thousands of Golden Eagle fans. With that in mind Southern Miss is offering numerous events and activities in the Crescent City from a NBA basketball game to socials to a free concert.
Most notably, the Eagle Walk returns in a new state as the entire spirit squad and band will send the team off from its Hilton Riverside Hotel at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening. It is one last chance to enjoy it with the senior class and the rest of the Golden Eagles until next fall.
This is Southern Miss' first New Orleans bowl game since 2009 despite being just across the state line from the city. The Golden Eagles have a 39-11-1 all-time record against their regional rival Ragin' Cajuns as well.
Thursday, December 15th
7 p.m. - Southern Miss Night at the New Orleans Pelicans game.
The Southern Miss Football team will be introduced and the cheerleaders and Seymour will be at the game for pictures. Southern Miss fans are able to purchase discounted tickets using the promo code USM via this link, featuring a $30 package that includes many pregame and postgame treats as well.
Friday, December 16
11:30 a.m. - The 16th Annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Luncheon, featuring Steve Gleason as keynote speaker - To purchase tickets, click here.
5-7 p.m. - New Orleans Happy Hour Social. The social will be held at Little Gem Saloon located at 445 South Rampart Street in New Orleans, which is one mile from the team hotel. Appetizers will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase.
7 p.m. - Free Concert in Champions Square (Mercedes-Benz Superdome) featuring the Gin Blossoms and Better Than Ezra. The Pride of Mississippi band will join their ULL rivals at the concert as well.
Saturday, December 17
10 a.m.- 5 p.m.- Ticket Will Call in the lobby of the Hilton Riverside (2 Poydras Street)
5:30 p.m. - Eagle Walk at the Hilton Riverside Hotel with The Pride of Mississippi, Seymour, and the Southern Miss Cheerleaders
5:45-7:30 p.m. - Eagle Landing Tailgate at the Club Lounge at the Superdome.
All guests must have a ticket in order to gain access to the Tailgate Party, including all children. Please note that this event is SOLD OUT! Those who registered for the event are reminded to bring their ticket with them.
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