Does New Orleans need a new stadium? | TigerDroppings.com

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Y.A. Tittle
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Member since Sep 2003
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re: Does New Orleans need a new stadium?


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Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't benson want a new stadium pre Katrina and was willing to leave n.o. If he didn't get it?


Yeah, the state basically gave him an office building and a new superdome instead, and he shut up about that for the time being.

While I dig most of the improvements, am I the only one who hates how they cut off access from the Hyatt to the Superdome completely? I used to like cutting through there. I wish they had incorporated that feature into the Championship Square deal. Oh well.







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CrazyTigerFan
USA Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2003
2529 posts

re: Does New Orleans need a new stadium?


The Hyatt was essentially non-existent when that construction was done, and the New Orleans Center mall was non-existent (then was ultimately included in the sale of then-Dominion Tower).

I agree, though, that incorporating some elevated sections along the borders of Champions Square connecting the former New Orleans Center to the Superdome entrance ramps would have been a good longer-term solution. The Entergy building / One Poydras Plaza also connects through the Hyatt and into the NO Center area, and some people coming from across Loyola could be moved through that space as well.






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TigerBait1127
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jun 2005
33410 posts

re: Does New Orleans need a new stadium?


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Yeah, the state basically gave him an office building and a new superdome instead, and he shut up about that for the time being. 



That was years later because the state owed money

And that office was abandoned, rotting, and a Katrina eye sore






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