NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOV 23, 2015: The Mercedes-Benz Superdome first opened in 1975 as the Louisiana Superdome and was closed for 13 months due to damages from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, LA.


AUGUST 3, 1975
Louisiana Superdome opened in 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

December 31, 1975
Alabama Crimson Tide beat Penn State Nittany Lions, 13-6 in the First Annual Sugar Bowl in the Superdome.

September 15, 1978
Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in “September to Remember” in the Superdome.

September 12, 1987
Pope John Paul II speaks to 80,000 in the Superdome.

August 29, 2005
Superdome turns into shelter for for 30,000 during Hurricane Katrina. Dome was closed for 13 months for repairs and renovations.

Opened in time for the 2006 Saints season.

$336 million renovation improvement project by the New Orleans Saints and the Louisiana Sports and Exposition District Group.

October 4, 2011
Name changes from Louisiana Superdome to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

April 6, 2014:
The event that made the most money was when the Mercedes-Benz Superdome held WrestleMania XXX. It Superdome was sold-out with 75,167 attending.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
1500 Sugar Bowl Dr, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 587-3663 | Google Maps

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