BOWL MEDIA GUIDELINES
The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 29, 2012. The credential application process will begin in mid-November. Approvals or denials will be sent as soon as the evaluation of the application has been completed.
Credential pickup will begin at AT&T Park beginning with the game press conference on December 26. Additional credential pickup times will be posted on the credential application form.
Please contact Doug Kelly at 415.625.2885 [office] or 916.202.0552 [office/cell]. E-mail queries should be directed to DKelly1416@aol.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or problems regarding the credentialing process.
All credentialed media should enter AT&T Park through the Lefty O'Doul Media/Pedestrian Entrance, located next to the Giants Dugout Store on the Third Street side of the park. Parking requests should be made via the credential application process. Due to ongoing ballpark area construction, media parking spaces are limited.
The press box area is for working media and game personnel only. Under no circumstances are children and/or fans permitted to sit in the area designated for media members covering the game.
The following materials will be available to the working media: starting lineups, flip cards, numerical and alphabetical rosters of both teams, game notes for both teams. During the game, media will be provided with a running play-by-play over the internal public address system. Stats and drive charts will be provided throughout the game. Meals will be available in the press dining area from one hour prior to the game through the end of halftime.
Seventeen  charge-a-call phone lines are available for use by working media on a first come, first serve basis. Additional lines can be installed for private use [at the cost of the reqesting party]. To order a private line, please contact Lena Boswell of the Giants at 415.972.1711. The deadline to request private phone lines is three weeks prior to game day.
AT&T Park offers complimentary wireless internet service, compliments of AT&T.
To connect to the AT&T Wi-Fi network, please follow these steps:
The NCAA regulations regarding photographers will be enforced. NCAA rules limit shooting to outside the restraining line enclosing the playing field and outside the 25-yard line. The presence of any type of photographer (television or still) in the bench area is strictly prohibited. Photographers will be allowed onto the field 45 minutes prior to kickoff. The 'work area' for photographers is in the Giants dugout [3rd base side] and the tunnel area back of the dugout.
Individual interviews with players or coaches must be arranged through each institution's Sports Information Director.
Team personnel may not be interviewed from the start of the first period through the end of the fourth period, including extra-period play, with the exception that only coaches may be interviewed between the conclusion of the second period and the beginning of the third period (halftime).
The Bowl will observe the customary 10-minute cooling off period as granted by the NCAA. Head coaches and selected players will be made available to media in the Giants Interview Room following the cooling off period. The room is located on the first-floor concourse level, near the Giants clubhouse. Media members will be escorted to the Giants Interview Room with approximately 4 minutes remaining in regulation, depending on game's status. (Coaches and players will receive an escort to and from the locker room to the interview area.) The 10-minute cooling off period is to begin either when the head coach enters the locker room or five minutes following the conclusion of the game; whichever is later. Locker rooms will be closed to all media.
Additional information regarding post-game interview procedures will be disseminated in the press box during the course of the game.