Tickets are now available for the second annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Prep Football Classic, a nationally-recognized high school football doubleheader to be played on Friday, Sept. 7, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Officials with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome are encouraging fans to arrive early for Monday’s BCS Championship game between the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide. Large crowds are predicted and standard security measures will be in place, including pat downs and bag checks with separate lines for males and females.
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Saints Owner Tom Benson and Ernst Leib, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA to announce a 10-year agreement reached between the NFL Saints and Mercedes-Benz USA to name the recently renovated Louisiana Superdome, the “Mercedes-Benz Superdome.”
Already outfitted with sleek new outer panels and 3,400 additional seats, the 36-year-old Superdome, which is in the final stages of an $85 million renovation, is about to shine as bright and become as colorful as it has at any time in its illustrious past.
Now that the New Orleans Saints have been eliminated from the playoffs, the cacophony of hammers and drills at the Superdome can begin.
The widening of the plaza concourse is part of the final phase of the remodeling of the Superdome.
Work will start on the final phase of the remodeling of the Dome on Jan. 24, a five-month project aimed at further sprucing up the building that has undergone massive upgrades since Hurricane Katrina wrecked the 36-year-old venue in 2005.
Champions Square presented by Verizon is the new special events space located adjacent to the Superdome at the site of the former New Orleans Centre mall. The new fan entertainment area will operate before and after Saints games, and it will feature a large music stage and multiple food vendors. It can accommodate more than 8,000 people.
The iconic Louisiana Superdome is rapidly concluding the final two projects designated as part of the Post-Katrina Restoration Plan. In addition, the building is gearing up to undergo a major, two-phase improvement plan which will have the legendary building looking brand new from the inside-out.
New Club Lounges-New Premium Club Lounges will be added under each side of the new Plaza Level stands. The two lounges will have high-end furnishings, full service bars, and will be convenient to the sideline seats. Each Club Lounge will have private entry access direct from the Superdome parking garages.
With the Louisiana Superdome at the forefront, New Orleans is emerging as the sports capitol of the nation. In recent months, the city has won bids for the 2013 Super Bowl, the 2012 Men’s Final Four, and the 2013 Women’s Final Four. Meanwhile, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced the return of the BCS Championship Game in 2012.
New Orleans, LA (May 19, 2009) - The Super Bowl is returning to New Orleans and the Louisiana Superdome in 2013. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement today at a press conference during the owners’ meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Football fans will continue to fill the city as New Orleans welcomes thousands of guests to two annual football favorites, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and the Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic. After successfully hosting thousands of guests over the Thanksgiving weekend for the annual State Farm Bayou Classic, theLouisiana Superdome is gearing up again to host two exciting events on its turf.
On November 19th, 2008 at 11:30 AM CST, the NCAA announced the host cities for the Men's Final Four from 2012-2016. New Orleans was chosen to host the 2012 Men's Final Four, which is expected to take place sometime between March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2012.