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dtowntiger33
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
DA BOOT
Member since Aug 2015
299 posts

Dome renovations
Has anyone seen or heard any updates on the proposed renovations to the dome?


Neauxla
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
32682 posts

re: Dome renovations
They are pressure washing the outside skin right now.


Andynola
Member since Aug 2014
325 posts

re: Dome renovations
I have a friend who works in the dome and she said SMG just briefed them on the timeline. Essentially warning them that they should plan to work less over the next 4 years. Events like Essence could be moved.

Work is to start at the end of this NFL season 2020 and will be completed in phases. Cost is estimated at $450m and includes...

Removal of parking garage between champion square and SKC - expand outdoor entertainment area. Build a new kitchen in corner closest to the dome (will also service SKC). Bid new food service contract - centerplate is likely out.

Removal of ramps. Install more escalators and elevators. Build clubs in ramp areas.

Install field level suites with renovated clubs under bleachers.

Standing room only viewing decks upstairs.

Rename stadium - Benz contract expires 2021 and they left us for Atlanta (mistake).

Upgrade visitor locker room.


Everything is contingent upon state approving $200m bond, but SMG seems to be operating as if thats already a done deal.















Hangover Haven
LSU Fan
Metry
Member since Oct 2013
11630 posts

re: Dome renovations
There's talk of the Endymion Extravaganza moving to the convention center again next year because of the renovations..

Word is they want it done before the Superbowl in 2024.
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LSUFanHouston
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Jul 2009
16464 posts

re: Dome renovations
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Bid new food service contract - centerplate is likely out.


I really wish they would bring this in-house. It's NOLA... surely there are local people who can run that operation for Dome/SKC.

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Rename stadium - Benz contract expires 2021 and they left us for Atlanta (mistake).


With a SB on the books, this won't be an issue.


Ancient Astronaut
Ole Miss Fan
Louisiana
Member since May 2015
15584 posts

re: Dome renovations
Anything but Mercedes


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Tygerfan
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jan 2004
33119 posts

re: Dome renovations
What about the damn puke colored seats in the terrace area?

And sucks they want to get rid of the ramps. I have memories as a kid rolling down those things. Also it's fun to watch the drunk idiot's try to walk down after the game.


rilesrick
Member since Mar 2015
6430 posts

re: Dome renovations
Fix those fuking choke points in the concourses.


Hangover Haven
LSU Fan
Metry
Member since Oct 2013
11630 posts

re: Dome renovations
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I have memories as a kid rolling down those things.


Yep, use to skateboard on them back in the 70's... and the Hyatt side as well way before the NO Center and Champion Square was developed... Remember that ramp, with the brown tiles.....?
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Hoodoo Man
LSU Fan
Sunshine Pumping most days.
Member since Oct 2011
31392 posts

re: Dome renovations
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They are pressure washing the outside skin right now.

That must be my dad.

He's always offering to pressure wash people's houses.


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GCTigahs
Member since Oct 2014
800 posts

re: Dome renovations
I have 2 in the plaza endzone and 2 in the loge endzone. The amount of people downstairs walking around in the plaza concourse has really turned me off to those seats. My seats in the Girod endzone 300’s will allow me to go to the restroom and get a beer during a commercial break. My Poydras endzone plaza seats will make me miss entire drives to do the same.


tickfawtiger
LSU Fan
Killian LA
Member since Sep 2005
8761 posts

re: Dome renovations
The obvious space limitations in the plaza EZ concourse just seem to be magnified by the MANY clueless fans who either have NO idea.. as to WHERE their seats are/how to walk 'in their lane'/continue to stop and chat in the MIDDLE of the narrow concourse vs. stepping to the far side to discuss their very important issues AND more and more concession stands squeezed into the same congested areas...ALL of this creates people jams and should be somehow addressed during this next upgrade ! I hope they address this asap.


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gabe311
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jun 2010
1974 posts

re: Dome renovations
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The amount of people downstairs walking around in the plaza concourse has really turned me off to those seats. My seats in the Girod endzone 300’s will allow me to go to the restroom and get a beer during a commercial break.


This. It's so easy to run to the bathroom or grab a beer without missing much if you time it right.

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Standing room only viewing decks upstairs.



This worries me. I would hate to lose my Loge EZ seats if they need to clear that area out for this party deck.


Tiger in Gatorland
North Carolina St. Fan
Love you Dad 47-08
Member since Sep 2006
6737 posts

re: Dome renovations
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Rename stadium -


It would be so great if it could be named after something that represents Louisiana.

Tabasco Superdome

Abita Beer Superdome

Central Grocer Muffuletta Dome - and paint sesame seeds on the roof and the sides to look like the muffuletta.



CP3forMVP
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Nov 2010
5943 posts

re: Dome renovations
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This worries me. I would hate to lose my Loge EZ seats if they need to clear that area out for this party deck.


I don’t think they would take loge level seats to do that. At that point we start talking about profit. Nearly $1400 seats vs $650 seats.


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Geauxst Writer
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Dec 2015
3353 posts

re: Dome renovations
Tabasco Dome would be the PERFECT branding. Been saying this for years. I agree with this poster.


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GCTigahs
Member since Oct 2014
800 posts

re: Dome renovations
Do you think any LA companies have or are willing to pay 15-20 million/yr for 10yrs for the naming rights?


Andynola
Member since Aug 2014
325 posts

re: Dome renovations
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Do you think any LA companies have or are willing to pay 15-20 million/yr for 10yrs for the naming rights?


Centurylink HQ Monroe LA paid $165m to renew Seahawks stadium though 2033

Kinda sucks that our states biggest international corporate success story doesn’t give back to our state - wtf.

LINK

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CarrolltonTiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2005
49225 posts

re: Dome renovations
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Tabasco Superdome

Abita Beer Superdome

Central Grocer Muffuletta Dome


With the Benson interest in Dixie Beer it seems like a far more likely contender than any of those.


diat150
Tulane Fan
OPELOUSAS
Member since Jun 2005
30292 posts

re: Dome renovations
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Standing room only viewing decks upstairs.



Super trashy.


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