22 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2022 Media Guide MEDIA ACCESS The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a regular favorite of local, national, and international media organizations. Over the past five years, more than 36,745 stories have featured the event, our pilots, sponsors, and guests. Media credential applications may be submitted through the Balloon Fiesta website (https://balloonfiesta.com/Media). Media registration for the 2022 event will remain open until September 2022. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis. Credentialed media at Balloon Fiesta are provided the opportunity for a hot air balloon ride (based on availability), complimentary parking, event entry, access to a photography tower, wireless internet access, logistical support from our professional media team, entry into the media hospitality tent and invitations to media receptions and dinners. The media hospitality tent is located near the Southeast corner of the Launch Field, just north of the Pilots’ Pavilion (also known as the Sid Cutter Pilots’ Pavilion). The media tower is an easily recognized landmark of the media tent. A Balloon Fiesta media credential allows easy access for coverage of most official Balloon Fiesta events. Applications for credentials are accessible online and must be accompanied by a letter of assignment or an overview of your media project. Media credentials provide access to most of the areas on Balloon Fiesta Park. However, there are a few areas for which additional permission must be granted before entering. A media credential does not provide access to these areas: • Corporate Village Tents, Fiesta Tents, Gondola Club, Chasers’ Club • Rented by and restricted to Balloon Fiesta sponsors, guests or members. • Officials’ Compound, Official’s Towers • These are areas central to Balloon Fiesta flight operations. The Officials’ towers include the pilot briefing tower and balloonmeister tower. • Public Safety Compound • This area is restricted to official personnel only due to the multi- agency integration of public safety organizations. • President’s Compound • A very attractive area for reporters, photographers and videographers because of its location above the Launch Field as well as the accompanying views. Those views also make the area very attractive to the RV guests who rent the area well in advance of the event each year. Limited escorted access to this area is provided by the media team, as available. • Field During Competitions • During all days of flying competitions, access in the competition area requires an official media escort. Requests need to be made in advance and safety vests must also be worn on the field. [CONTINUED]

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