July 7, 2014 2:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Essence Festival marked its 20th anniversary by setting a record for annual attendance with more than 550,000 participants celebrating four days of R&B music, community and black culture at the New Orleans' convention center and Superdome. That's about 10,000 more people than attended the 2013 festival,... more »
July 3, 2014 1:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Music, food and families will fill the riverfront alongside the Mississippi River as the 20th annual Essence Festival kicks off in New Orleans. DJ Marquis started the party in Woldenberg Park Thursday. The day also includes live music by New Orleans' Corey Henry's Treme Funktet and national... more »
July 2, 2014 1:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - It's been 20 years since Essence magazine first brought its "party with a purpose" to New Orleans and organizers say this year's goal is more, more, more. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc., said the team began planning the 20th celebration of black culture and R&B... more »
December 20, 2013 7:06 PM
NEW ORLEANS - When a record New Orleans Bowl crowd of well over 50,000 files into the Superdome on Saturday night, it will mark the latest success of an institution created a quarter century ago with the hope of making the Big Easy a premier sports tourism destination. The Greater... more »
December 13, 2013 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - In the days leading up to their state title game in the Superdome, head coach David Brewerton has his team simulating dome conditions at the LSU Indoor Practice Facility.
"That dome turf is going to get warm," Brewerton told his team Wednesday in the huddle. "And... more »
December 12, 2013 12:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two Baton Rouge high school football teams with spotless records are hitting the Superdome turf this week for the state championships.
The University High Cubs (13-0) face the John Curtis Patriots (9-2) at 4:30 p.m. in the Division II final. Then on Friday, Livonia (14-0) takes... more »
December 3, 2013 12:19 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane will play in the 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns.
Tulane accepted the bowl bid today to represent Conference USA.
The game will take place December 21 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 8:00 p.m. It will be televised by... more »
November 30, 2013 7:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS - As much as Grambling could have used a morale-boosting triumph in the Bayou Classic, Dray Joseph and the Southern Jaguars were not going to let that happen. Joseph and Lee Dross connected for three touchdowns and Southern defeated Grambling 40-17 in the Bayou Classic on Saturday. The... more »
September 22, 2013 12:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS -The Arizona Cardinals get on the board first with a 11-play, 80-yard drive on the first possession, for either team, in the ball game.
Alfonso Smith capped the series with a 3-yard touchdown run to put the Cards up 7-0 on the New Orleans Saints.
The... more »
August 15, 2013 10:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Sun Belt Conference has completed a move into new headquarters inside the Superdome. Conference commissioner Karl Benson says the move, which became official Thursday, comes as the league strengthens ties to New Orleans, where an increasing number of league championships are scheduled to be held in... more »
July 5, 2013 4:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS - R&B singers Maxwell, Jill Scott and Brandy along with the classic rhymes of rapper LL Cool J kick off the 2013 Essence Festival's three-night concert series in the Superdome. The festival's first full day of empowerment seminars in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center began with Steve... more »
May 17, 2013 9:50 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Dalai Lama kicks off his visit to New Orleans with a series of speeches Friday at the city's convention center. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader arrived Thursday. On Saturday, he is scheduled to speak at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena and deliver Tulane University's... more »
May 1, 2013 11:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Bowl officials say the date for the 2013 edition of the bowl game has been set for Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. local time. The bowl game currently has agreements to match bowl eligible teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA. The Louisiana-Lafayette... more »
March 18, 2013 4:54 PM
PHOENIX - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says New Orleans "deserves" to host another Super Bowl despite the in-game blackout that stopped play for 32 minutes. Goodell says he mentioned to the owners how good a job the city did staging its first Super Bowl since 2001, and, of course, its... more »
February 27, 2013 2:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The manager of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans is recommending that dome officials have an engineering study done with an eye toward changing the stadium's emergency power systems. Doug Thornton says that idea has been in the works since well before the Super Bowl - when half... more »
February 27, 2013 8:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The panel that oversees the Superdome will hold its first regular meeting since the now infamous power outage that delayed the Super Bowl earlier this month. The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District board will meet this afternoon at the facility. Entergy Corp. has said it believes the... more »
February 15, 2013 2:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The company that supplies electricity to the Superdome and the stadium's management company have hired an outside expert to investigate the cause of the power failure during the Super Bowl earlier this month. Entergy spokesman Michael Burns said Friday that the utility and SMG have hired Utah-based... more »
February 7, 2013 6:06 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Officials from the Superdome's management company and a utility company are preparing to discuss Sunday's Super Bowl power outage with New Orleans City Council members. The council is the regulatory agency for Entergy New Orleans. Member Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, the chairwoman of Its utility committee, set a hearing... more »
February 7, 2013 11:14 AM
NEW ORLEANS- Officials for the Superdome's power company will go before the City Council tomorrow to talk about the power outage that happened during the Super Bowl last Sunday night. The council is the regulatory agency for Entergy New Orleans. Superdome and Entergy officials have said the 34-minute outage happened... more »
February 4, 2013 9:33 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A memo released Monday by the group that oversees Superdome operations suggested concerns with the electrical system inside the complex.
Tests on the dome's electrical feeders showed "some decay and a chance of failure." The tests were ordered to prevent blackouts similar to ones in 2011 at... more »
February 4, 2013 11:20 AM
NEW ORLEANS- A lawyer for the state board that oversees the Superdome says Sunday night's power outage during the Super Bowl does not appear to be related to work done on the stadium's electrical system in December. The board last fall approved work to replace "feeder" equipment connecting the stadium... more »
February 3, 2013 6:57 PM
Joe Flacco is making an early case for Super Bowl MVP with three touchdown passes on 13/20 and 192 yards passing at the break.
San Francisco fell behind by as much as 18, but the Niners drove down before the end of the half to kick a 27-yard field... more »
February 3, 2013 6:36 PM
The Niners may have taken back some momentum after falling behind 14-3. The Ravens' Justin Tucker tried a fake field goal on 4th & 9 around the left side, but it was stopped by Darcel McBath and Patrick Willis.
San Francisco trails Baltimore by 11; the largest comeback ever... more »
February 3, 2013 6:23 PM
Joe Flacco threw his second touchdown pass of Super Bowl 47 with a touchdown pass.
The one-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Pitta has the Ravens in control early in the second quarter. Flacco is now 10/13 for 124 yards & 2 TD.
Score: Baltimore 14 - San Francisco... more »
February 3, 2013 6:06 PM
After San Francisco failed to score on the opening drive of the Super Bowl, the two teams exchanged scoring drives - Baltimore with a 13-yard touchdown pass by Joe Flacco and San Francisco with a 36-yard field goal.
Ravens safety Ed Reed did go to the locker room for... more »
January 28, 2013 10:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Multi-platinum rock bands OneRepublic and Matchbox Twenty will be performing as part of the Super Bowl XLVII pregame show in New Orleans Sunday. The two groups will perform at the NFL Tailgate Party. Beyonce will perform in the halftime show and Alicia Keys will sing the national... more »
November 30, 2012 10:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Beach Boys and English rock band Bad Company are headlining a free concert the night before next month's New Orleans Bowl game. It'll be The Beach Boys' second show in New Orleans this year. The "Good Vibrations" Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band performed at... more »
October 25, 2012 12:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Pop star Kelly Clarkson will ride as celebrity grand marshal when the Krewe of Endymion parade rolls on the Saturday before Mardi Gras in 2013. Clarkson was the first winner of the Fox reality show "American Idol" in 2002. Her hits include "A Moment Like This" and... more »
October 18, 2012 2:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will pay as much as $90 million to get out of a troubled borrowing deal that helped upgrade the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. The State Bond Commission gave preliminary approval Thursday to a debt refinancing for the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District that will include the... more »
July 19, 2012 7:52 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Fans coming to the Super Bowl in New Orleans in February should be able to get onto their Wi-Fi devices with more ease.
The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District Board has approved spending $343,200 on expanding the Wi-Fi network for the Superdome, the New Orleans Arena... more »
July 10, 2012 9:45 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A push to bring college football back to uptown New Orleans with construction of a new stadium at Tulane University continues when the university hosts a forum on the issue. Tulane says Wednesday's event will be moderated by representatives of an architectural firm selected by the university... more »
May 8, 2012 2:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - A deal to sell state bonds for renovations to the Superdome back in 2006 is still biting taxpayers today.
State Treasurer John Kennedy says there was no reason to take the risk on the complex Wall Street financing that's now costing you $10,000 a day, and... more »
March 29, 2012 7:40 AM
BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans congressman is objecting to a Jindal administration plan to redirect federal hurricane recovery money from housing aid programs to Superdome upgrades. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond sent a letter Wednesday to federal officials and Gov. Bobby Jindal asking for the money shift to be scrapped.... more »
March 13, 2012 6:48 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The federal case against a Michigan man charged with phoning in a bomb threat to the Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January is likely to be transferred from New Orleans to his home state. Thirty-four-year-old Shawn Payton, of Jackson,... more »
January 6, 2012 6:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Thirty-two RV owners teamed up and took over an entire parking lot to create one of the biggest tailgates for Monday's BCS National Championship game in New Orleans.
After LSU's victory in the 2007 BCS Championship game, the tailgaters formed a saturated the parking lot located... more »
October 4, 2011 2:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Superdome is getting a new name.
It's going to be called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The deal was announced today by the German automaker and the New Orleans Saints football team.
The stadium isn't just home to the Saints -- it has hosted... more »
September 17, 2011 10:16 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A huge banner created by students fired up for Sunday's New Orleans Saints-Chicago Bears game has been stolen.
The banner, created by students at Eleanor McMain Magnet School was 30 feet long, six feet high, reading "It's Bear Season," was stolen Thursday night, despite being anchored... more »
June 26, 2011 12:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The head of the governing body of the Louisiana Superdome says the $85 million renovation of the stadium will be finished in time for the Essence Festival over the Fourth of July weekend.
Construction crews are expected to be gone by June 29 - just five months... more »
January 16, 2011 1:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Work will begin Jan. 24 on the final phase of the Superdome's renovation project to add more seats, lounges and concession spaces to a building ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The Times-Picayune reports the five-month project will further spruce up the building that has undergone massive upgrades since... more »
October 23, 2010 11:21 AM
The city of New Orleans is cracking down on vendors illegally selling their wares outside the Superdome for Saints games.
The city announced Friday that, starting this Sunday, police and city officials will issue a court summons to any vendor caught selling items without a city permit.
The... more »
September 9, 2010 6:41 PM
A huge party is underway in the Big Easy. It started early with tailgaters out in full force around the Superdome as the Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings tonight.
Now, the kickoff celebration is in high gear. News 2 showed a live look at the first ever NFL... more »
September 9, 2010 1:19 PM
WBRZ will be live in New Orleans as NFL opens the 2010 season with the Saints and Vikings in the Superdome.
The pregame celebration begins with a Mardi Gras style parade in the French Quarter at 5:00 p.m.
Jackson Square will be center stage for a concert featuring... more »
September 9, 2010 12:51 PM
Three Baton Rouge students will be among the first to welcome the Saints onto the field at tonight’s game against the Vikings. The three students will take part in the “tunnel team” with Saints cheerleaders at tonight’s game in the Superdome as a reward for good school performance. Sixth grader... more »
September 9, 2010 12:46 PM
Tailgating began near sunrise around the Louisiana Superdome though the New Orleans Saints' season-opening NFL game with the Minnesota Vikings wasn't scheduled to start for more than 12 hours.
As the Saints prepared to open the defense of their Super Bowl title, the city was in Mardi Gras mode:... more »
September 8, 2010 4:23 PM
If you are planning to do any work in New Orleans on Thursday, forget it. City Hall is closed, schools are closing early, the Superdome is spruced up, a parade, concert and hours of tailgating are planned as the Who Dat Nation gets ready to celebrate - after a 43-year... more »
September 1, 2010 12:52 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to join NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy in Louisiana next week to promote her "Let's Move!" campaign against childhood obesity.
Obama's Sept. 8 visit to Brock Elementary School in Slidell will be held on the eve of... more »
August 14, 2010 11:53 AM
The state is preparing to move New Orleans-area agencies into an office tower purchased and renovated by New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson. The 26-story Benson tower next to the Superdome will become home to more than 50 state government agencies. The agencies will start moving in around mid-December to... more »
August 9, 2010 1:04 PM
Dave Matthews Band and Taylor Swift will perform in New Orleans at the NFL's annual kickoff concert.
The league said Monday the Grammy-winning artists will hold the show in Jackson Square, before the Super Bowl champion Saints face the Minnesota Vikings at the Superdome to open the season Sept.... more »
August 8, 2010 3:24 PM
New Orleans businessman Dave Dixon, who fought to bring an NFL team to the city in the 1960s and was a driving force behind construction of the Louisiana Superdome in the 1970s, has died. He was 87. Frank Dixon said his father died early Sunday. Frank Dixon said his father... more »
July 26, 2010 7:48 AM
For many of the thousands lined up around the Superdome for American Idol auditions, their touch of fame came early.
Television crews and American Idol cameras worked the crowd Monday morning recording the hopes of stardom that drove more than 6,000 people to begin lining up at midnight for... more »
February 23, 2010 2:36 PM
Alicia Keys is added to the headline roster for the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans this year.
She joins Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, Earth Wind and Fire, Raphael Saadiq and others performing at the Superdome at the beginning of July.
The festival is in its 16th... more »
February 8, 2010 4:30 PM
No ticker tape, no convertibles, but the parade the city is throwing to honor the Saints for their Super Bowl victory will fit right in during Carnival in New Orleans.
The parade will roll from Louisiana Superdome starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday and will have 10 floats donated by... more »
January 28, 2010 8:37 PM
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January 28, 2010 4:23 PM
Long time Saints announcer Jerry Romig hasn't missed a Saints game in 41 years. He started working as an announcer two years after the Saints inception.
He has a familiar voice, but not a familiar face. For the entire game, he calls the shots from a glassed off section... more »
January 27, 2010 4:41 PM
When the Saints won Sunday night, chants of "Who Dat" could be heard across the state. Two News 2 crews were there at the Superdome when the Saints took home the historic win. more »
January 23, 2010 7:47 PM
Saints fans across the area spent the day gearing up for tomorrow's game, and retailers are hoping to turn the black and gold into green.
News 2's Rob Krieger found out some of the best ways to show your Who Dat pride. more »
January 15, 2010 4:53 PM
A new Saints T-shirt has come out, and quarterback Drew Brees wants you to wear it to the game Saturday in the Superdome. Proceeds from the shirt go to charities across the New Orleans area. more »
December 21, 2009 9:08 AM
Middle Tennessee ended its football season on a seven-game winning streak after winning the New Orleans Bowl over Southern Mississippi.
Dwight Brasher threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others last night in the Louisiana Superdome, to lead the Blue Raiders over the Golden Eagles 42-32.
Dasher... more »
November 27, 2009 11:14 AM
The longest run of the annual Bayou Classic is underway. Members of Southern University's Navy ROTC are running the game ball from the Baton Rouge campus to the New Orleans Superdome.
It's called the Bayou Classic Motivation Run. The 100 mile relay began at 5:30 this morning. Each runner... more »
October 28, 2009 7:46 AM
The New Orleans Saints can match the best start in team history and get to 7-0 on the season with a win Monday over Atlanta.
The Saints are listed as a 10-point favorite over the Falcons for Monday night's game in the Superdome.
Saints coach Sean Payton said... more »
September 16, 2009 3:10 PM
This year will mark the last time LSU and Tulane football take the field against each other as a part of their 10 year contract. According to Tulane University Director of Athletics Rick Dickson, both schools have mutually agreed to drop the series after the 2009 season.
The 10... more »
August 29, 2009 10:58 AM
Lawmakers gave final approval to a deal keeping the Saints in New Orleans through 2025. The deal includes a one time payment to Saints owner Tom Benson for Superdome repairs. It also includes leasing office space for state agencies from Benson. He will buy and renovate Dominion Tower next door... more »