February 2010 - Spectacular Superdome Upgrades Coming in 2010 and 2011
Some of the new upgrades will be taking place during the 2010 Spring and Summer months with the majority of renovations happening between mid to late January 2011 through June 2011.
Re-Skinning-- Currently underway, the Louisiana Superdome's exterior "skin" is being replaced with new shiny panels.
New Club Lounges-New Premium Club Lounges will be added under each side of the new Plaza Level stands. The two lounges will have high-end furnishings, full service bars, and will be convenient to the sideline seats. Each Club Lounge will have private entry access direct from the Superdome parking garages.
Additional 300 Level Suites-The existing press box will be moved to the Terrace Level and 16 new suites will be added to the 300 Level.
Replacement of East and West Side Plaza Seating Units (100 level) - Approximately 3,100 plaza (100 level) seats will be added. The upgraded configuration will allow for improved sightlines.
Plaza (100 Level) Concourse Expansion - The existing 18 feet wide concourse will be expanded to approximately 60 feet on the East and Wide Sides. This expansion of the concourse will allow for more concession stands, additional restrooms, and improved ADA seating. The concourse will be enhanced with upgraded flooring, lighting, murals, with new color scheme & signage components.
Winning the Super Bowl bid for 2013 also gives valuable impetus to the development of the area between the Superdome and the central business corridor. The Benson family has purchased the 26-story Dominion Tower and a cooperative agreement has been formed with the State for development of a Plaza Festival area on the adjacent property. The first phase of this development will be 90,000 square feet of open space on the ground level. Pre-game entertainment will be moved from the Bud Bridge to this Plaza Festival space on the ground level, allowing fans a space for pre-game tailgating. The result will be revitalization of an area important to the city's economy while enhancing the game day experience for sports fans.
To see renderings and photos of the renovations, please click here.