MOBILE, AL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/13 -- Alabama is known for its top college football teams and dedicated fans, so it's no surprise that it also hosts the annual Senior Bowl. On January 26, 2013, the nation's top senior collegiate football players will gather in Mobile, Alabama near the conference center to show off their talent to NFL scouts and cheering fans.
Taking place at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, near The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, the game puts two teams, the North and the South, up against each other. Rosters feature the nation's best senior college football talent, and teams are coached by staffs from two National Football League teams. Combine the game with one of this hotel's Mobile, AL vacation packages, and you've got a fun and affordable getaway.
For one week, players and more than 800 NFL team representatives call Mobile home, participating in a number of events before the big game. This hotel near port of Mobile offers a location just steps from the week's top events including:
FCA Chick-Fil-A Senior Bowl Rally: The largest FCA rally in the country hosts about 3,000 people at the Mobile Convention Center. January 23, 6:30 to 8pm.
Press-Register Senior Bowl Experience and Coca-Cola Meet the Players: Join 10,000 college football fans at the Mobile Convention Center for a chance to meet the players and participate in family-friendly games and activities. January 25, 1:30 to 7pm. Meet the Players is from 3 to 6pm.
Baumhower's Restaurant Senior Bowl Tailgate Challenge: Tailgaters take part in their own competition, vying for the title of Senior Bowl Tailgater of the Year. Participants are judged on their food, originality and presentation. The winner is recognized on field during the first half of the game and awarded prizes. Fans gather in the parking lot of Ladd-Peebles Stadium prior to the game. January 26, 10am to 2pm.
2013 Senior Bowl: The game kicks off at January 26 at 3pm. Tickets are $10 to $30. For more information on the Senior Bowl, visit www.seniorbowl.com.
About The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
Everyone from celebrities and sports legends to a president and a king has called The Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa their home away from home. Located downtown in the Central Business District, the member of the Historic Hotels of America opened in 1852 and has been lovingly restored, offering its original grandeur alongside modern amenities. Business travelers make this AAA Four Diamond hotel their top choice when in Mobile. Directly across from the Mobile Convention Center, it offers 26,000 square feet of Mobile, AL meeting space, a driving range, fitness center and Club-level accommodations with access to an exclusive lounge. Each of the 238 guestrooms and 31 spacious suites offers complimentary Internet access, a 42-inch TV, desk, coffee/tea service and plush bedding. Add relaxation to your agenda with an outdoor heated pool and the 10,000 square foot Spa at The Battle House, offering a salon, Quiet Room, fire pit and an array of spa services in its nine treatment rooms. The Trellis Room is Mobile's only AAA Four Diamond restaurant, featuring seasonal menus and local ingredients. At Joe Cain Cafe, dine on handcrafted pizzas, sandwiches and signature cocktails. The trendy Royal Street Tavern features live piano music, light fare and specialty martinis. Nearby find the Carnival Museum, Gulf Coast Exploreum, Museum of Mobile, Mobile's entertainment district and Fort Conde.
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The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa