Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans, LA

Though it looks futuristic, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was built in 1975. It is the home of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. It features the largest fixed dome on earth. As a major, enclosed stadium in one of the most popular cities in the U.S., the Superdome often hosts major events like the Super Bowl, the College Football Championship Game and the NCAA Final Four.

Several other competitions and events have taken place at the venue, such as monster truck rallies, motocross races, rugby and soccer games, pro wrestling events and boxing matches. Several notable concerts have also occurred at the arena, including performances by Johnny Cash and Beyoncé. The Essence Music Festival takes place there every year, and Pope John Paul II once addressed a crowd of 80,000 children beneath the dome.

The Superdome holds 73,208 for football games but ranges for other events. The venue is in full compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is fully accessible.

The Superdome is right in downtown New Orleans, directly adjacent to Interstate 10. The complex has seven different parking lots that can hold as many as 7,000 vehicles. Rates and availability will change based on the event. All parking garages accept cash only.

Several food and drink options throughout the venue and can accommodate any diet. Many other bars and restaurants can be found in the surrounding downtown New Orleans area.

Before you can enter the Superdome, visitors must pass through a security checkpoint. Prohibited items include any kind of container, glass, large bags, noisemakers, outside food and drink, audio and video recording devices and helium balloons. Re-entry is not permitted.
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans, LA
History & Traditions:
Past Names/Nicknames:
Louisiana Superdome
Date/Year Built/Opened:
Aug. 3, 1975
Bowl Game:
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Sugar Bowl