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  • Wrestlemania 30 the Highest Grossing Event at Superdome

    April 6, 2014 11:06 PM

    WWE® announced tonight that WrestleMania 30 broke the record for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome's highest grossing entertainment event. This marks the fifth consecutive year that WWE broke the host venue's highest-grossing entertainment event record. WWE's annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $10.9 million as a sold-out crowd of 75,167 from all 50 states... more »
  • Suspicious suitcase found at Superdome cleared

    April 18, 2013 8:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A suspicious suitcase left at the Superdome that prompted a shutdown of Poydras Street was found to contain miscellaneous papers. Officer Garry Flot, a department spokesman, says the unattended roller suitcase was found Wednesday just before 7 p.m. by a security guard patrolling Garage One.... more »
  • Dance in ballet or kick in Superdome? She'll kick.

    November 26, 2012 3:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - She'd never kicked a football until her father took her to a NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on a whim. But 6-year-old Thamerin Balthazar won local and sectional contests and will compete against two other Louisiana girls and one from Mississippi on Sunday in the... more »
  • Wi-Fi coverage to be expanded at Superdome

    July 19, 2012 9:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Fans coming to the Super Bowl in New Orleans in February should be able to get onto their Wi-Fi devices with more ease. On Wednesday the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District Board approved spending $343,200 on expanding the Wi-Fi network for the Superdome, the New Orleans... more »
  • Superdome gets FEMA grant

    June 22, 2012 6:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided the state with another $1 million for repairs to the Superdome to cover Hurricane Katrina-related damage. Superdome spokesman Eric Egan said that the funds, disbursed to the Louisiana Office of Facilities Planning and Control, were only recently approved for... more »
  • Hearing delayed in Superdome bomb threat case

    March 13, 2012 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal case against a Michigan man charged with phoning in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January is likely to be transferred from New Orleans to his home state. Thirty-four-year-old Shawn Payton, of... more »
  • Superdome upgrade to be finished for Essence

    June 27, 2011 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An $85 million renovation of the Louisiana Superdome will be finished in time for the Essence Festival over the Fourth of July weekend, the head of the stadium's governing board says. Construction crews are expected to be gone by June 29 - just five months after... more »
  • Superdome getting spruced up, upgraded

    January 26, 2011 6:09 AM

    NEW OREANS (AP) - Work has resumed on an $85 million renovation of the Louisiana Superdome that will leave the building with more seats, more concession stands and a spruced up appearance overall. The work - part of the 15-year lease extension between the Saints and the state - is... more »
  • Work to resume on Superdome renovation

    January 17, 2011 8:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Work will begin Jan. 24 on the final phase of the Superdome's renovation project to add more seats, lounges and concession spaces to a building ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.. Five-month project will further spruce up the building that has undergone massive upgrades since the hurricane wrecked... more »
  • Wreckin' Rams Dome Sendoff Planned

    December 9, 2010 11:42 AM

    For the fourth time in six years, the Acadiana High School Wreckin' Rams are headed to the Dome for the State Championships. The public is encouraged to see the boys off tomorrow. They will be departing from AHS in route to the Louisiana Superdome at 8:00am. The team... more »
  • UL Lafayette Band to Play at Superdome Sunday

    November 15, 2010 4:51 PM

    When the Saints take on the Seahawks this weekend at the Superdome, fans will be treated to the sounds of UL Lafayette's Pride of Acadiana Marching Band and special guests Ragin' Jazz. The two groups will be performing during half time. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. This... more »

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