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THE HOME OF THE SAINTS

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Superlatives A National Landmark Created by Law - November 8, 1966 Construction Began - August 11, 1971 Opened - August 3, 1975

Legendary Moments • Saints played first professional football game inside the Superdome when they hosted the Houston Oilers on August 9, 1975 • Alabama beat Penn State 13-6 in first Sugar Bowl game in the Superdome in 1976 • “Pistol Pete” Maravich & New Orleans Jazz set a NBA crowd mark of 35,077 in 1977 • Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks before 65,000 in 1978 • LSU-Notre Dame basketball game in 1980 set the NCAA record attendance of 68,112 • Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Roberto Duran in “No Mas” fight in 1980 • Pope John Paul II addressed 80,000 school children in 1987 • George Bush nominated for election at 1988 Republican National Convention • Grambling’s Eddie Robinson coached his final game in 1997 Bayou Classic • Tulane rolled out a perfect 12-0 season in 1998 • #2 LSU defeated #1 Oklahoma 21-14 to win college football national title in 2004 • Saints defeated Falcons 23-3 in first game after Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 25, 2006 • Saints beat the Eagles 27-24 to advance to NFC championship game for the first time in team history on Jan. 13, 2007 • LSU beats Ohio State 38-24 to win BCS Championship before record crowd of 79,651 • Saints defeated the Vikings 31-28 in overtime in first NFC Championship game they hosted to advance to Super Bowl XLIV, before 71,276 on Jan. 24, 2010.

Home of Major Sports Events

• Following a comprehensive renovation that was completed in 2011, and resulting in one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the world, the club reached a ten-year naming rights deal with Mercedes-Benz USA to rename the stadium the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

• New Orleans Saints (NFL Football) • Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic (NCAA Division I Football) • State Farm Bayou Classic (Southern U. vs. Grambling State Football) • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (NCAA Division I Football) • LHSAA/State Farm Prep Classic (State High School Football Championships) • Super Bowls XII (1978), XV (1981), XX (1986), XXIV (1990), XXXI (1997), XXXVI (2002), XLVII (2013) • NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four 1982, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2012

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