Casears Superdome: An American Wonder

Casears Superdome: An American Wonder

The Caesars Superdome, sometimes known as the Superdome, is a domed multi-purpose stadium in New Orleans' Central Business District. The NFL's New Orleans Saints play there.

The New Orleans modernist architecture company Curtis and Davis designed the Louisiana Superdome in 1967 and opened it in 1975. Its steel frame encompasses 13 acres (5.3 ha) and its 273-foot (83 m) lamellar multi-ringed dome has a diameter of 680 feet (207 m), making it the world's biggest stationary domed structure.[6]

Superdome has hosted seven Super Bowl games (Super Bowl LIX will be held in 2025) and five NCAA men's basketball finals. The Sugar Bowl, one of the College Football Playoff's "New Year's Six" bowl games, has been played at the Superdome since 1975. Southern University and Grambling State University play the Bayou Classic, an HBCU rivalry game. Tulane University's Green Wave football team played at the Superdome until 2014, when they moved to Yulman Stadium. The New Orleans Jazz played there from 1975 to 1979.

Thousands of Katrina victims sought shelter at the Superdome in 2005. The storm damaged the structure, which remained shuttered for months. It was entirely renovated and reopened for the Saints' 2006 home opener on September 25.

The Superdome will host it's 11th Superbowl in 2025. This will tie Miami as the two cities which have hosted the most Superbowls, both will 11. As of 2024, the Caesars Superdome holds 83,000 people.

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