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MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME GENERAL INFORMATION

MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME GENERAL INFORMATION

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the home of the Allstate Sugar Bowl. It is one of the most versatile structures in the world The Superdome is the world’s largest steel-constructed venue unobstructed by posts. It has hosted a record six Super Bowls (1978, 1981, 1986, 1990, 1997, and 2002) since its opening and more Final Fours than any other domed stadium.
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Opened- August 1975
Reopening- Sept. 25, 2006, New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons
Last event prior to Hurricane Katrina- Aug. 26, 2005, New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens (preseason game)
Superdome Superlatives —A National Landmark

World record for an indoor concert-87,500 for the Rolling Stones in 1981
More Super Bowls than any other stadium, six, including Super Bowl XII (1978), XV (1981), XX (1986), XXIV (1990), XXXI (1997), and XXXVI (2002)
Four NCAA Basketball Final Fours (1982,1987,1993,2003)
Four NCAA Basketball Division I Regionals (1981,1990,1999,2001)
Legendary Moments

George Bush nominated for reelection at 1988 Republican National Convention
Pope John Paul II addressed 80,000 school children in 1987
Alabama beat Penn State 13-6 in first Sugar Bowl game in Superdome in 1976
Grambling’s Eddie Robinson coached his final game in 1997 Bayou Classic
Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks before 65,000 in 1978
Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Roberto Duran in “No Mas” fight in 1980
Pistol Pete Maravich & New Orleans Jazz set NBA crowd mark of 35,077 in 1977
LSU-Notre Dame basketball game in 1980 sets NCAA record attendance of 68,112
Tulane rolls to perfect 12-0 season in 1998; goes 6-0 in Superdome
#2 LSU defeats #1 Oklahoma 21-14 to win college football national title in 2004
Saints defeat Falcons 23-3 in first game after Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 25, 2006
Saints beat Eagles 27-24 to advance to NFC championship game first time in history on Jan. 13, 2007
Home of Major Sports Events

New Orleans Saints (NFL Football)
Tulane University (NCAA Division I, Conference USA Football)
Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic (NCAA Division I Football)
State Farm Bayou Classic (Southern U. vs. Grambling State Football)
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (NCAA Division I Football)
State Farm Prep Classic (State High School Football Championships)
Superdome Statistics

Maximum seating capacity- football 68,500, expanded football 71,000, concerts 15,000-85,000, basketball 20,000-65,000
Total land area- 52 acres (building, garages, and grounds)
Height- 273 feet (82.3 meters); diameter of Dome- 680 feet (210 meters)
Area of roof – 9.7 acres; 440,000 sq. ft.
Main arena floor- 166,180 sq. feet
Air conditioning- 9,000 tons
Club Rooms—4 rooms, approx. 20,000 sq. ft. each
Artificial turf- Momentum 51 by SportExe, total of 121,412 sq. ft., newly installed each season.

MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME SECURITY

The following items will not be allowed into the stadium: Bottles, containers,cans, thermoses, ice chests, picnic baskets, alcohol, signs, poles, chairs, umbrellas, weapons, knives, video recorders, beach balls, footballs, soccer balls, frisbees, flags/banners with poles, large musical instruments, fireworks, palm video recorders, and drugs.
Backpacks will not be allowed in the stadium.
Permitted items: Small still cameras, sack lunches, binoculars, small radio, medical prescriptions, flags no larger than 2′x3′.
All patrons are subject to search by Security Services at all gates.

MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME SEATING CHART

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