Mercedes-Benz Superdome

 
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* Address: 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans
* Country: United States
* Capacity: 76,000
* Opened: 3 August 1975
* Main use: American football
* Tenants: New Orleans Saints (American football)

Extra stadium info – Mercedes-Benz Superdome

The construction of the stadium, which had been known as the Louisiana Superdome between 1975 and 2011, started in 1971. Its construction costs were $134 million. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome became a venue for various events, like American football, baseball, basketball, boxing, football, gymnastics, motorsport, rugby union, supercross and wrestling. In 2005, it housed thousands of people seeking shelter from Hurricane Katrina. The building suffered extensive damage as a result of the storm and it was closed for several months afterwards.

In 2015, 32,000 people attended a women’s football match between the United States and China at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which became a record attendance for a women’s football match in Louisiana. The New Orleans Saints were founded in 1966 and they have been tenants of the venue since 1975. They won the Super Bowl in 2009 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.

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