- Address: 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 73,000
- Opened: 3 August 1975
- Main use: American football
- Tenants: New Orleans Saints (American football)
Extra stadium info – Caesars Superdome
The construction of the stadium, which was known as the Louisiana Superdome between 1975 and 2011, started in 1971. It was known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome between 2011 and 2021. The construction costs of the stadium were $134 million. It became a venue for various events, like American football, baseball, basketball, boxing, football, gymnastics, rugby union, supercross and wrestling. In 2015, 32,000 people attended a women’s football match between the United States and China at the stadium, which became a record attendance for a women’s football match in Louisiana.
The Super Bowl
The venue hosted several Super Bowls. In 1978, the stadium hosted its first-ever Super Bowl. A crowd of 76,000 showed up for the game, which was the 12th edition of the tournament. The Dallas Cowboys from Texas won the Super Bowl after defeating the Denver Broncos from Colorado 27-10. The Cowboys won their second Super Bowl that day. In 1972, they won the Super Bowl for the first time in their history after beating the Miami Dolphins from Florida.
In 2005, the American football stadium housed thousands of people seeking shelter from Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane became the costliest tropical cyclone. The venue suffered extensive damage as a result of the storm and it was closed for several months afterwards. The stadium’s repair costs were higher than the stadium’s construction costs.
The New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints American football club was founded in 1966 and they have been tenants of the venue since 1975. They won the Super Bowl in 2010 for the first time in their history after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Florida in front of 74,000 spectators. The New Orleans Saints drew an average home attendance of 70,000 in eight home games during that National Football League season.