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  • Schedule for Bayou Country Superfest 2017 in Superdome announced

    April 13, 2017 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Organizers of the Bayou Country Superfest 2017 announced the music schedule for the event on Thursday. The event is being held for the first time in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Superfest will be held May 26, 27 and 28 and will feature performances... more »
  • Bayou Classic attendance numbers hit post-Katrina high

    November 30, 2016 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The 2016 Bayou Classic football game which draws fans and alumni of Grambling State University and Southern University to New Orleans hit a post-Katrina attendance record. In a news release Wednesday, organizers say nearly 5,000 more people attended the 43rd Annual Bayou Classic game on Saturday than... more »
  • Oakland gamble pays off as Raiders top Saints 35-34

    September 12, 2016 12:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Oakland gambled with a 2-point conversion that Derek Carr converted with a pass to Michael Crabtree for the winning points with 47 seconds left to help the Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints 35-34 on Sunday. Carr hit Seth Roberts for a 10-yard touchdown setting up the... more »
  • Beyonce adds New Orleans date to Formation tour

    May 5, 2016 11:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Beyonce has added a stop to the New Orleans Superdome for her Formation World Tour. The concert will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. BeyHive Presale starts May 5 at 10 a.m. until May 6 at 5 p.m. VIP Packages Presale starts May 5 at... more »
  • Tributes to Prince spring up across the US

    April 22, 2016 5:06 AM

    CHANHASSEN, Minn.- Tributes to Prince are springing up across the country, on buildings, bridges and Broadway. In New Orleans, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome glowed Thursday night with the late singer's signature purple, as did San Francisco's City Hall and Madison Square Garden in New York. In Minnesota, where Prince was found... more »
  • Superdome listed on National Register of Historic Places

    February 17, 2016 8:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Louisiana Superdome has been named to the National Register of Historic Places despite an objection by the state, which owns the stadiums. The 76,000-seat home of the Saints was launched in August 1975. Amanda Keith, a Tulane University student in the Master of Preservation Studies program in... more »
  • Zachary beats John Ehret in 5A state title, first championship for Broncos

    December 13, 2015 12:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a game pitting a top offense against a superb defense, offense won the day along with the Zachary Broncos for their first-ever state championship as they beat John Ehret 46-12 in the 5A final Saturday night in the Superdome. The Patriots scored first, but the... more »
  • Local high schools playing in the Superdome Friday

    December 4, 2015 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some local high school football teams will be in New Orleans today playing in their respective playoff title games. St. Mary will be taking on Southern Lab in the Division IV championship at 10 a.m. Parkview Baptist will face St. Thomas More in the Division II championship at... more »
  • Parkview Baptist upsets U High, leads locals still alive in state semis, finals Play Video

    November 28, 2015 12:30 AM

    Baton Rouge - Parkview Baptist didn't let recent history or another close game keep them from finally taking down their biggest rival, as the Eagles advanced to the Division II State title game with a 41-28 win over University High on Friday night. The Cubs beat the Eagles for... more »
  • US women's soccer to play China in victory tour finale at Superdome

    October 13, 2015 6:48 PM

    CHICAGO - The U.S. women's team will play China in an exhibition at the Superdome in New Orleans on Dec. 16, the final game of the Americans' post-World Cup victory tour. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Tuesday the women's team will play three other matches in December that will... more »
  • Saints lose 26-19 to Tampa Bay

    September 20, 2015 4:05 PM

    New Orleans - The Saints fell to 0-2 as lost to Tampa Bay 26-19 on Sunday. The Saints took a 7-3 lead in the 2nd quarter as Mark Ingram scored on an 11 yard touchdown rush. The Buccaneers then went on a 20-0 run into the 4th quarter,... more »
  • Maze and Frankie Beverly return for 2015 Essence festival

    May 5, 2015 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - After a six-year absence, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly returns to the 2015 Essence Festival and will close out the Friday, July 3, show in the Superdome. Since the Essence Festival launched in 1995, Maze had been the festival's closing act. The group was replaced in 2010 with... more »
  • Superdome manager slated for five-year contract extension

    January 27, 2015 3:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The private company that manages the Superdome and Smoothie King Center in New Orleans is in line for a contract renewal through 2022. The Interim Emergency Board - a panel of lawmakers and other state officials - agreed Monday to the five-year contract extension. The action also... more »
  • Livonia wins Class 3A state championship 43-14 over Amite

    December 13, 2014 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A year after falling one win shy of a state championship, the Livonia Wildcats returned to the scene of the crime and won the Class 3A state title, defeating Amite 43-14 Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats (14-0) took a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by... more »
  • Saints fall to Panthers 41-10

    December 7, 2014 12:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - At 5-7 and with little-to-no margin for error to make the playoffs, the New Orleans Saints squared off against the Carolina Panthers in the Superdome Sunday afternoon. With their playoff hopes hanging in the balance, the Saints started off painfully slow. The Panthers marched 80... more »
  • Some area teams leave Mercedes Benz Superdome without the bling

    December 5, 2014 10:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Superdome provided mixed news for football fans of the two lab schools associated with LSU and Southern Friday night. University High was declared the state champions in Division 2 by outplaying Parkview Baptist, also of Baton Rouge in a 46 to 32 final. Kick off was... more »
  • High School football playoff brackets unveiled Play Video

    November 9, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LHSAA announced the brackets for the 2014 high school football playoffs Saturday. More than 25 teams in the WBRZ viewing area made the postseason this year. First round match ups will start this Friday. Click here to find out if your team made it... more »
  • Saints embracing timely 3-game 'dome' stand

    November 5, 2014 6:00 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints coach Sean Payton sounds conflicted when the topic turns to his extraordinary success in the Superdome in recent years. Payton is pleased to remind Saints fans that they can create an advantage for their team by being excruciatingly loud at the right moments. He's less comfortable playing... more »
  • Saints win big over Packers 44-23

    October 26, 2014 11:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees completed 27 of 32 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints ended the Green Bay Packers' four-game winning streak, 44-23 on Sunday night. Rookie receiver Brandin Cooks had a 50-yard touchdown catch and a 4-yard scoring run, and tight... more »
  • Statue of Tom Benson unveiled in New Orleans

    September 2, 2014 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other leaders of city and state were on hand outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the unveiling of a statue erected to honor team owner Tom Benson. Tom Benson was at the event in the flesh as the statue... more »
  • Local youth football league plays in Superdome Play Video

    August 28, 2014 6:21 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - Two area youth football teams are getting the opportunity of a lifetime as they face off on their biggest stage yet. Young athletes from Brusly and Port Allen are taking the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during their half-time show at Thursday's Saint's game. ... more »
  • Saints take quick 7-0 lead

    August 15, 2014 7:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - While Drew Brees didn't get the start at quarterback for the first preseason game inside the Superdome this season, Luke McCown showed great command of the offense to get the Saints off on the right foot. The scoring drive took 16 plays, 80 yards, and 6:30... more »
  • Essence Festival hits record attendance at 550,000

    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 »
  • 20th annual Essence Fest kicks off in New Orleans

    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 »
  • Essence Festival marks its 20-year anniversary

    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 »

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