Citrus Bowl | Notre Dame vs. LSU

Posted on: December 11th, 2017


No. 14 Notre Dame (9-3) and No. 17 LSU (9-3) will go head to head in the Citrus Bowl on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM (ET) at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The game will be televised nationally on ABC.

Find ticket information for the Citrus Bowl here.


This year’s Southeastern Conference bowl game match up will feature Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish, led by longtime Head Coach Brian Kelly, and the LSU Tigers, led by first-year head coach Ed Orgeron . Both teams finished the 2017 season with 9-3 records, making both one of the top 20 teams in college football this season. This year will be Notre Dame’s first appearance at the Citrus Bowl, designating them the visiting team to LSU, who will be appearing in the Citrus Bowl for the fifth time.



If you are in town all weekend leading up to the matchup, consider attending The Florida Citrus Parade, an annual tradition taking place December 30, 2017. The Citrus Parade is one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation. Featuring signature floats made of citrus fruit, high school and college marching bands from across the nation, and other exciting performances, this is a spectacular event you won’t want to miss.

Reserve seating is available via The grandstand and broadcast area is located on Rosalind Avenue adjacent to Lake Eola. In addition, curbside seating is available all along the streets of Downtown Orlando. For more information, click here.



The official Citrus Bowl Pep Rally will be held on December 31, 2017, and will feature performances from the band and cheerleaders from each team, and include special appearances by each teams head coaches to fire up the crowd before game day! Notre Dame’s pep rally will kick off at 4:00pm, followed by LSU at 4:45pm.



On game day, start your morning off at the official bowl pregame tailgate party held at Tinker Field. This event will feature music, games, inflatables, face painters, and local food and beverage vendors. This event is free with your game ticket purchase, and will be family friendly. The tailgate will begin at 9:00am.



For a VIP tailgating experience, check out Mercedes-Benz of South Orlando’s tailgating pavilions, kicking off at 10:00am on Tinker Field. Located in VIP lots, these pavilions will feature lounge seating, all-inclusive food and beverage options, and climate-controlled pavilions. Entertainment will consist of special private performances by both teams marching bands. Tickets start at $88 with private area packages available.



Top Hotel Choices

Below is a list of our luxury resort recommendations for your stay in Orlando, Florida for the bowl game.



1. The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando

One of Orlando’s most elegant luxury hotels, the Ritz-Carlton features a 40,000-square-foot spa, private poolside cabanas  with personal concierge service at each of the resorts 3 pools, an 18-hole golf course designed by golfing great Greg Norman (located along Shingle Creek), and 11 fine dining options. With lots of recreational activities available, this resort is a vacation destination on its own. 

Located at Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida. Click here for more information.  


2. Waldorf Astoria, Orlando

This luxury resorts features a breathtaking golf course, a luxurious, tranquil spa, two sparking pools with private cabanas and poolside attendants, access to the water slide and lazy river at the adjacent Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek hotel, and fine dining options that will create an unforgettable resort experience.

Located at Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida. Click here for more information.


3. Four Seasons, Orlando

This award winning, luxury resort features a 5-acre water park, a world class spa, a 7,590 square-foot family pool, a sophisticated 94 square-foot adult-only pool that overlooks the lake, and an 18-hole Tom Fazio designed golf course.

Located at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Click here for more information. 


4. JW Marriott, Orlando

Overlooking hundreds of acres of lakes and waterways, this magnificent luxury resort features elegant rooms, resort dining options, a luxurious spa, access to the 18-hole Ritz-Carlton Golf Course, and a pool that features a lazy river and whirlpool. 

Located at Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida. Click here for more information.



Looking for a hotel in walking distance of Camping World Stadium?

Below we have listed our downtown Orlando hotel recommendations that will allow you to walk to and from the stadium.


1. The Grand Bohemian

This luxury hotel is ideally located in the city’s vibrant downtown district. The Grand Bohemian features a luxurious spa, Boheme Sunday jazz brunches, live music in the Bosendorfer Lounge, a spectacular art gallery, vaulted ceilings, and striking Italian mosaics in the lobby. With a prime downtown location, this hotel provides access to the city’s most popular attractions.

Located 1.4 miles from Camping World Stadium. Click here for more information. 



2. Aloft Orlando Downtown

Located 1.5 miles from Camping World Stadium. Click here for more information. 



3. Marriott Orlando Downtown

Located 1.2 miles from Camping World Stadium. Click here for more information. 



4. Crowne Plaza Hotel Orlando

Located 1.5 miles from Camping World Stadium. Click here for more information. 



5. DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown

Located 2.1 miles from Camping World Stadium. Click here for more information.