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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • GNOSF marks 25 years of luring big games

    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 »
  • Livonia ready for first state title check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Two undefeated BR teams in state championships Play Video

    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 »
  • Tulane to play in New Orleans Bowl

    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 »
  • Southern downs Grambling in Bayou Classic

    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 »
  • Cardinals get on the scoreboard first

    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 »
  • Sun Belt completes move into Superdome

    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 »
  • Maxwell brings his sweet falsetto to Essence

    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 »
  • Dalai Lama kicks off New Orleans visit

    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 »
  • New Orleans Bowl set for Dec. 21

    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 »
  • Goodell: New Orleans deserves another Super Bowl

    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 »
  • Superdome commission meets about outage

    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 »
  • Superdome officials to meet today

    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 »
  • Outside expert hired to probe Super Bowl outage

    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 »
  • New Orleans council to probe Super Bowl power outage

    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 »
  • Council to probe Super Bowl power outage

    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 »
  • Memo warned about Superdome power failure

    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 »
  • La. board: Recent work not related to game outage

    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 »
  • Halftime: Ravens lead 21-6

    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 »
  • Niners stop bleeding with fake field goal stop

    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 »
  • Ravens extend lead to 14-3

    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 »
  • End of first quarter: Baltimore 7 - San Francisco 3

    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 »
  • OneRepublic & Matchbox Twenty perform at SB

    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 »
  • Beach Boys to headline free pre-bowl concert

    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 »
  • Clarkson stars at Endymion parade

    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 »
  • La. to pay up to $90M to end Superdome bond deal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    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 »
  • Wi-Fi coverage to be expanded at Superdome

    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 »
  • Tulane continues push for new stadium

    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 »
  • Superdome financing deal that still costs you

    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 »
  • Richmond objects to recovery money shift to Dome

    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 »
  • Hearing delayed in Superdome bomb threat case

    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 »
  • Tailgaters take over entire lot Play Video

    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 »
  • Mercedes Benz buys naming rights for Superdome

    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 »
  • Sign supporting Saints against Bears stolen

    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 »
  • Superdome upgrade to be finished for Essence Festival

    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 »
  • Work to resume on Superdome renovation

    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 »

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