September 19, 2012 8:38 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Government will continue paying an annual subsidy of $500,000 for operations at the Cajundome and Convention Center, money that the administration argues is an investment in economic development and quality of life. The council voted 8-1 Tuesday to renew a contract with the... more »
March 12, 2012 8:11 AM
University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be hosting its 5th annual Women's Conference at the Cajundome Convention Center. This year's theme is "Women's Education - Women's Empowerment." Participants will hear from local leaders on managing personal finances, keys to confidence, and empowering through philanthropy, among other subjects. The conference will... more »
January 27, 2012 11:13 PM
A big traffic jam around the Cajundome Friday night, as two of country's biggest stars, George Strait and Martina McBride took to the stage. It was not only a big night for fans, but for George himself, as it was his first performance of his new tour "Here for a... more »
October 3, 2011 11:36 PM
It was an action packed evening at the Cajundome Monday night, as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) took over Lafayette. Thousands of fans came from all across the state, waited hours in line and even made costumes and signs, all to be part of the live action that is WWE.
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August 8, 2011 9:46 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Structural deficiencies uncovered at the Cajundome in 2008 have been completed ahead of schedule and under budget, a top arena official says. The Advocate (http://bit.ly/nnQvMZ) reported that support beams had been used for about three years to provide extra reinforcement to weak points found in the... more »
August 7, 2011 2:35 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Cajundome's operations director says permanent bracing at weak points in the outer walls is done, 13 months ahead of schedule and $50,000 under budget. Phil Ashurst tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/oa2gSS ) the arena's good for another 50 or 75 years. Where support beams had reinforced... more »
May 22, 2011 12:32 AM
Congratulations to the class of 2011!
Saturday, all Lafayette Public School seniors got to walk across the stage, and slide their tassels over. Graduation ceremonies were held at the Cajundome where thousands of diplomas were handed out to the now high school grads.
April 9, 2011 7:26 PM
More than one thousand people are now certified "Heart-Starters."
The 11th annual "Be a Heart Starter bystander CPR Training Event" was held Saturday at the Cajundome. The free event was organized by the Acadiana Medical Community, and participants learned lifesaving techniques to help make Acadiana a safer place to... more »
November 10, 2010 1:21 PM
Today, the Cajundome celebrates 25 years. As part of the silver anniversary, Elton John will perform tonight. Kenny Rogers was the first concert at the dome on November 11, 1985. Since then, the facility has hosted concerts, basketball tournaments, numerous trade shows, even Katrina evacuees. The Cajundome and Convention Center... more »
November 10, 2010 6:35 AM
Singer Elton John will appear in concert at the Cajundome Tonight. The dome celebrates its 25th Anniversary as Acadiana's premiere entertainment venue. The legend is expected to perform several number one chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career. more »
November 5, 2010 10:06 AM
Sesame Street Live this weekend at the Cajundome! You can imagine singing and dancing with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all your favorite Sesame Street Live friends! It's as easy as counting "1-2-3 ... Imagine!" This high-energy musical will transport audiences to far away places as Ernie captains the... more »
September 22, 2010 1:39 PM
Sesame Street Live "1-2-3 Imagine! With Elmo and Friends" is coming to the Cajundome in Lafayette. Tickets for the seven performances go on sale at 10:00am on Monday September 27. The shows are: Fri Nov.5 10:30am & 7:00pm Sat Nov 6 10:30am, 2:00pm & 5:30pm Sun Nov.7 1:00pm & 4:30pm... more »
September 13, 2010 11:57 PM
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is celebrating the win at their first home game of the season. But for some Cajun fans, the euphoria quickly ended as soon as they left the field. Some had to pay nearly $250, after they parked at Westwood Village Shopping Center across Bertrand... more »
August 17, 2010 6:48 PM
Louisiana Ice Gator fan, Ashton Langlinais has been rooting for the Cajun hockey team from the very start. He said he's fondest memory is "the original first game, nobody knew the rules. I guess we were more excited about the fights than the goals, so it was just a... more »
July 21, 2010 7:17 PM
While thousands rallied on Wednesday in Lafayette to lift the moratorium, a handful of people stood out by traffic on Congress Street, in support of the moratorium. About two dozen people addressed traffic while 11,000 others filled the Cajundome. "We're small in numbers but it's the quality of what we're... more »
July 16, 2010 7:20 PM
No matter where you drive in Lafayette---you're bound to see signs promoting the Rally for Economic Survival.
The rally is set for Wednesday at the Cajundome. It's free and open to the public.
Rob Guidry, President of Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, said "we are urging, urging the... more »
July 13, 2010 11:25 AM
The Rally for Economic Survival will be the nation's largest event to date protesting the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling. Coordinators of the Rally have reported tremendous support from across the Gulf Coast, specifically Louisiana for the event. Attendance at the rally is predicted to be between 15,000 and 20,000... more »
June 3, 2010 6:30 PM
The Cajundome has been home to The top 28 for 13 years, but after next year the city will have to say farewell to one of it's biggest events.
Greg Davis, the Cajundome Director, said "we just were not able to offer our facility for free."
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April 16, 2010 6:27 PM
Le Festival Du' Bon Temps a Broussard is underway at Broussard Commons on Albertson Pkwy. The event runs until 11pm Friday night, then from 11am-11pm Saturday. The festival includes local bands arts and crafts and cajun and creole dishes.
Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys headline this Friday's Music... more »
March 19, 2010 6:24 PM
The sun is shining and Acadiana is ready to head outdoors to enjoy the gorgeous weather. But, Friday and Saturday nights the Monster Jam kicks into high gear inside the Cajundome. There will be highflying and smashing tricks by your favorite Monster trucks. Saturday morning, the Life Church in Lafayette... more »
March 16, 2010 12:27 PM
Justin Bieber fans get ready... he's coming to the Cajundome.
The 16-year old pop singing sensation will be in Lafayette August 1st. His hits include, "Baby," "Love Me," and "One Less Lonely Girl". Bieber's "My World" North American Tour will travel through more than 40 cities with Sean Kingston.... more »
March 10, 2010 6:20 PM
Basketball means everything to one rural town in Acadia Parish, whose team is going to the state championships.
The Midland High Rebels won their semi-finals game Tuesday night, so Friday night they will be competing for the state title.
The whole town of Midland will be rooting for... more »
March 4, 2010 1:15 PM
The oil and gas industries' latest innovations let workers out in the field communicate quicker and more accurately with their home bases.
Thursday's "Go Tech Expo" at the Cajundome is put on by the ISA, or International Society of Automation so the oil and gas industries can see the... more »
January 12, 2010 2:43 PM
After years of planning, the award-winning BBC TV series, "Walking with Dinosaurs" is now a traveling show. It has a two-day run in Lafayette at the Cajundome, Jan. 12th and 13th.
KATC got a sneak peek behind the scenes to find out what it takes to put on a... more »
December 30, 2009 11:36 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Ceremonies are planned throughout the state next week as about 3,000 members of the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare to deploy for duty in Iraq.
The main headquarters ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7, at Lafayette's Cajundome Convention... more »
December 20, 2009 3:58 PM
A big day for about 12-hundred UL students it's fall graduation for the class of 2009. We caught up with the College of Liberal Arts at noon. This was one of nine ceremonies taking place around the Cajundome and Convention Center. Four KATC employees got their diplomas this afternoon. Good... more »
December 17, 2009 2:44 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit between the Cajundome and Lafayette Parish School Board over sales taxes may soon be resolved.
Lafayette Consolidated Government sent a letter Wednesday to the school board saying it is satisfied with the terms of an agreement.
"We were happy to receive the... more »
December 11, 2009 5:28 PM
LIL' WAYNE'S Before I Go World Tour
with Special Guests from:
Young Money Entertainment
January 8, 2010 @ 9:00pm
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, December 12 - 10am.
Tickets will be available at the box office, ticketmaster.com, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.... more »
December 10, 2009 4:39 PM
News From the Cajundome:
Nashville – December 10, 2009 – Carrie Underwood fans were excited today when they learned one of country music’s most prolific and versatile power vocalists has just announced performances across North America as her new headline 2010 tour... more »
December 3, 2009 2:06 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has tentatively approved a settlement that ends a dispute with the Cajundome.
The school board spent about an hour in a closed meeting Wednesday discussing a proposal that would settle a lawsuit the Cajundome Commission filed against the school system... more »
December 1, 2009 8:53 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board on Wednesday will discuss a proposal to end a dispute between the Cajundome Commission and the board over back taxes. It will take place behind closed doors. "An open meeting will have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the... more »
November 24, 2009 7:40 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A first step was taken Monday toward settling a dispute between the Cajundome Commission and Lafayette Parish school system over back taxes. The Cajundome Commission, after meeting in executive session for about an hour, gave its OK to a proposal that would settle a lawsuit it... more »
October 31, 2009 4:33 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Cajundome won't be going dry, after all.
A dispute over $1.4 million in overdue sales taxes had threatened to halt beer and liquor sales at the Cajundome.
But Lafayette Parish School Board President Carl LaCombe says the board and Cajundome officials worked out... more »
October 13, 2009 7:49 AM
LSU professor and Louisiana economist Dr. Loren Scott will be in Lafayette today (October 13) to deliver Acadiana's 2010 economic and employment forecast. Scott will discuss the outlook for businesses. The sixth annual Acadiana Business Entrée to Business luncheon will begin at 11:30 this morning at the Cajundome Convention Center. more »
October 12, 2009 11:27 AM
Tony Tramel announced today (October 12)the following streets will be closed on October 12, 2009 from 4am until 11pm.
St. Landry St. between Coliseum Rd. and Dean St.
Johnston St. between Cajundome Blvd. and Coliseum Rd.(4min. intermittent traffic control)
Cajundome Blvd. from Johnston St. 500 yards north... more »
September 28, 2009 2:56 PM
The Hornets will host their open practice for fans at the Earl K. Long Gym on Saturday, October 3. Tickets for the event are free and will be available to the public (maximum of four per person) starting at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 29 at the Cajun Dome Box... more »
September 26, 2009 10:22 PM
Steak & Burger Night
October 8, 2009
Cajundome Convention Center
Enjoy a night of art work and skits created and preformed by the youth of the Boys & Girls Club. Individual tickets are $150 and for a table (seating 6 people... more »
September 22, 2009 8:40 AM
16th Annual Tinsel & Treasures:
The fun begins on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 and ends on Friday, September 25, 2009 at the Cajundome Convention Center. Tickets are needed and can be purchased at "Headquarters"(504 Richland Ave.) for $8 or later at the door.
Preview Party: 7pm Wednesday, September... more »