MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME SUPERLATIVES A NATIONAL LANDMARK

Created by Law – November 8, 1966 Construction Began – August 11, 1971 Opened – August 3, 1975

 

Legendary Moments
 

  • Saints played first professional football game inside the Superdome when they hosted the Houston Oilers on August 9, 1975
     Alabama beat Penn State 13-6 in first Sugar Bowl game in the Superdome in 1976 “Pistol Pete” Maravich & New Orleans Jazz set a NBA crowd mark of 35,077 in 1977
  • Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks before 65,000 in 1978
  • LSU-Notre Dame basketball game in 1980 set the NCAA record attendance of 68,112
  • Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Roberto Duran in “No Mas” fight in 1980
  • Pope John Paul II addressed 80,000 school children in 1987
  • George Bush nominated for election at 1988 Republican National Convention
  • Grambling’s Eddie Robinson coached his final game in 1997 Bayou Classic
  • Tulane rolled out a perfect 12-0 season in 1998
  • #2 LSU defeated #1 Oklahoma 21-14 to win college football national title in 2004
  • Saints defeated Falcons 23-3 in first game after Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 25, 2006
  • Saints beat the Eagles 27-24 to advance to NFC championship game for the first time in team history on Jan. 13, 2007
  • LSU beats Ohio State 38-24 to win BCS Championship before record crowd of 79,651 Saints defeated the Vikings 31-28 in overtime in first NFC
  • Championship game they hosted to advance to Super Bowl XLIV, before 71,276 on Jan. 24, 2010 .

Following a comprehensive renovation that was completed in 2011, and resulting in one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the world,the club reached a ten-year naming rights deal with Mercedes-Benz USA to rename the stadium the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Home of Major Sports Events

  • New Orleans Saints (NFL Football)
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic (NCAA Division 1 Football)
  • State Farm Bayou Classic (Southern U. vs. Grambling State Football)
  • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (NCAA Division 1 Football)
  • LHSAA/State Farm Prep Classic (State High School Football Championships)
  • Super Bowls XII (1978), XV (1981), XX (1986), XXIV (1990), XXXI (1997),   XXXVI (2002), XLVII (2013)
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four 1982, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2012

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