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On this date in 1971 the Louisiana Constitution created the Louisiana Superdome. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place that same year and construction was completed in 1975. After much debate over a proposed sight, the downtown


location was selected and now the benefit of being within walking distance of over 20,000 first class hotel rooms is a significant plus.

Since then this magnificent structure with its versatile venue configurations has hosted an remarkable number of memorable events including the largest-ever indoor concert featuring the Rolling Stones in 1981. In attendance were 87,500 adoring fans.

Pope John Paul spoke to over 80,000 school children in 1987. In 1988 New Orleans hosted the Republican National Convention here. The following year an extraordinary concert by Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, and Sammy Davis, Jr. took place.

The dome holds the NCAA college baseball attendance record of 25,151, has played host to six Superbowls, and hosted more Final Four NCAA basketball championships than any other domed stadium.

It is home to the NFL New Orleans Saints, NBA New Orleans Hornets, Arena Football League Voodoo, Tulane University football, the Nokia Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Bowl, the Essence Music Festival, Bayou Classic Football game, and the Endymion Mardis Gras crewe’s Extravanganza following their parade on the Saturday preceeding Mardis Gras Day.

It is the world’s largest steel-constructed venue unobstructed by posts. There are 137 privately owned luxury suites, and numerous restaurants, meeting facilities, and dressing rooms.

If you would like to learn more or schedule an event visit the main site at www.superdome.com.