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New Orleans awarded Super Bowl XLVII

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, May 19, 2009.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Didn't see this anywhere, nor did I see a current NFL thread, soooo... The Big Easy gets its first Super Bowl in a decade, in 2013. I honestly wasn't sure we'd see this without a brand new stadium (even though the Dome will pretty much be completely rebuilt by then).
    I just wonder how many Katrina stories we'll see in the run-up to it.

  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Probably a few, but hopefully by that point they'll be about how the city has rebuilt, and is thriving again.

    As it is, New Orleans is always a good location.
  3. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    Good news for the N.O. Happy for everyone there.
  4. gotta love any stadium you can walk to from the SB hotels
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    They could have made better use of the millions they are spending to renovate the Superdome. Like renovate the rest of the city, perhaps.
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    What is that, Canal Street that runs from the Dome into the city? That's probably a good 20-minute walk, right?
  7. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    No, the Dome is on Poydras, which is about 5-6 blocks uptown from Canal Street. There are several hotels in the immediate vicinity of the Superdome, including one that is actually attached to the Dome complex (used to be a Hyatt, not sure what it is now), which is usually the SB HQ. And a 20-minute walk from the hotels on Canal really isn't bad. If you're a tourist in N.O., you're going to be doing a lot of walking anyway.
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  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the clarification. It's been a couple years since I've been down there.
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  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I thought that Hyatt attached to the Dome never reopened after Katrina.
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  10. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    This is from wikipedia:

    The structure received heavy damage during Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and has been shuttered ever since. The hotel owners, Chicago-based Strategic Hotels and Resorts Inc., along with other investors announced in early 2006 to redevelop the area around the Superdome (including the adjacent hotel) into a performance art park called the "National Jazz Center." The plan, designed in concept by Pritzker Award winning architect, Thom Mayne was later abandoned.

    On February 20, 2009, an article by the Times-Picayune stated that the State Bond Commission approved $225 million in special low-cost bonds to help renovate the Hyatt Regency. Commission files indicate that developers would like to start construction this spring and open then hotel in March 2011.
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  11. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    The next four years will have to be a hell of a lot better than the last four in that regard.
  12. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    albert speaks the truth.
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