About Mercedes-Benz Superdome
The Mercedes Benz Superdome is the mecca for sporting events held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Often referred to as the Superdome, it is the home of NFL’s New Orleans Saints. The Superdome hosts the Sugar bowl, New Orleans bowl, the Bayou classic and, believe it or not, the Battle of the Bands, too.
The Superdome opened on August 3, 1975, and was called the Louisiana Superdome. The stadium wasn’t even one year old when it hosted the Pro Bowl, on January 26, 1976. Another memorable Superdome moment took place on September 15, 1978, when Mohammad Ali went against Leon Spinks in a rematch that awarded Ali the Heavyweight title for boxing.
With a seating capacity of 76,486, the Superdome can host huge events like the Super Bowl. The stadium can also accommodate 73,432 fans for basketball, and 56,941 people for baseball.
On August 29, 2005, the Superdome was used as a shelter for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Due to the extensive damages caused by the storm, the Superdome had to close its doors for renovations and repairs. It reopened on September 25, 2006.
Depending on the season, fans can watch world championship wrestling matches, boxing, gymnastics championships, baseball games, and of course football games at the Superdome.
Since the Superdome can accommodate up to 76,486 people, it’s really common to find a concert going on at the Superdome when there are no games. Many musical talents have played here, including Kenny Rogers, Kiss, Rolling Stones, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, and Miranda Lambert.
What’s so special about the Superdome?
After hurricane Katrina devastated the Superdome, the stadium needed a serious facelift. During renovations, the Superdome got new end zone scoreboards, lighting, and seats.
In 2016 the Superdome earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and continues to be one of the most popular venues in New Orleans.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Superdome located?
This domed sports and exhibition venue is located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana.
What kind of events does the Superdome host?
The Superdome routinely hosts major sporting events, including the Super Bowl, College Football Championship Game, and the Final Four in college basketball. But, there are many more Superdome events. The venue also hosts, baseball, boxing, gymnastics, and motocross to name a few.
Which team is playing at the Superdome?
The venue serves as the home venue for the New Orleans Saints (NFL).
Where can I park for free at the Superdome?
There are seven official stadium parking garages and two surface lots adjacent to the Superdome which typically cost between $30and $50 for Saints games. If you’re looking to save some bucks there are numerous parking lots and garages within easy walking distance of the Superdome that are open to the public and are quite affordable. If you’re willing to walk around the stadium, you can find parking for as low as $10! Lots that are a bit closer to the venue, charge between $15 and $40, we recommend you pre-book your spot before you attend the Superdome event.
What is the seating capacity of the Superdome?
Superdome events can host up to 76,468 fans when expanded.
Who owns the Superdome?
The venue is owned by the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District.
How do I get to the Superdome using public transport?
Fans wishing to avoid the high parking prices can hop on the heritage streetcar to Poydras Street stop - this will drop you off right across the venue. Also, buses 84 and 16 offer service to the Poydras Street stop.