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2:56 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

City to Roll Out Tourism Pitch

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. is planning a 2013 national campaign built around the theme "Follow Your NOLA."

The Times-Picayune reports the pitch will roll out in its Super Bowl visitors' guide, distributed to travelers coming to New Orleans for the NFL's championship game on Feb. 3 at the Superdome.

The campaign will expand in April with advertising targeted in cities within easy flying or short driving distances.

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7:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Deadline Today For New Taxi Permits

Strong response to taxi application process.

The city of New Orleans is cutting off the application process for new taxi permits. Officials say the response to get new permits has been tremendous.

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Super Bowl XLVII
12:11 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Super Bowl 2013 Traffic Maps

The City of New Orleans has released maps delineating road closures and other traffic restrictions before, during and after this year's Super Bowl, held Feb. 3 at the Superdome.

Find out more, including schedules and venue information, on the city's Super Bowl preparation website.

Updated Jan. 30

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Super Bowl XLVII
3:27 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

New Orleans Preparing For Super Bowl XLVII

New Orleans is preparing for the Super Bowl.

New Orleans is scrambling to get the city in top shape for the upcoming Super Bowl. A new streetcar line is finishing up near the Superdome where the big game will be held February 3.

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All Things New Orleans
1:32 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

No Roof Rookies Here: Cleaning The Superdome

Rene Lopez and Devin Burrell blast dirt off the polyurethane coating the iconic white roof of the Superdome in New Orleans. The job will cost about $130,000 and take roughly a month, partly because the roofers must move slowly. "You have to constantly be aware of where you're at," says project manager Tom Keller. "If something stupid happens, it's not going to end up pretty."
Keith O'Brien for NPR

Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 1:42 am

Most people have their route to work memorized; they can do it with their eyes closed. Heading into the office is some combination of elevators — stairs if you're more ambitious — and hallways. Easy.

Tom Keller's route is a bit more complicated.

"Step here, and there's a bad railing right here with a step," Keller cautions, threading his way up along a series of dimly lit, narrow catwalks suspended above the football field inside the New Orleans Superdome.

The stadium is home to the New Orleans Saints and will host this year's Super Bowl.

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Carnival 2013
9:58 am
Fri September 7, 2012

With Super Bowl coming, parades moved up a weekend

The first big parade weekend of the 2013 Carnival season is being moved up a weekend to avoid parades rolling during the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl is scheduled to be played on Feb. 3 in New Orleans — right when the Carnival season starts getting into high gear.

The Times-Picayune reports that the City Council unanimously approved the change Thursday.

Super Bowl 2013
4:37 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Wi-Fi coverage to be expanded at Superdome

Fans coming to the Super Bowl in New Orleans in February should be able to get onto their Wi-Fi devices with more ease.

On Wednesday the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District Board approved spending $343,200 on expanding the Wi-Fi network for the Superdome, the New Orleans Arena and nearby Champions Square.

The Times-Picayune reports that the board approved the upgrade to get the Superdome ready for the Super Bowl.

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6:00 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Spirit Airlines To Offer Direct Flights From New Orleans To Dallas

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines will be offering direct flights from New Orleans to Dallas. The additional service kicks in just in time for the Super Bowl.

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Convention Center Renovations
3:43 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

Convention Center renovation may run into Super Bowl

The renovation of New Orleans' major convention center may be delayed until the time of the 2013 Super Bowl in the city.

The center's governing board says construction costs are about $1.4 million over the initial contract price and the work is already more than a month behind schedule.

The Times-Picayune reports the projected completion date is Feb. 2 — one day before the Super Bowl and well into the weeklong series of events the center will host for the NFL.

The NFL has reserved the building for the entire week.

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New Orleans Airport Renovations
9:45 am
Mon April 23, 2012

N.O. Airport Wants Renovations Done by Super Bowl

Louisiana's major airport is trying to finish several renovation projects before the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans.

New Orleans CityBusiness said the Louis Armstrong International Airport is planning for 42,000 visitors leaving the city the day after the game.

Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says a new parking garage is about 65 percent complete. The exterior of the terminal is being remodeled to feature a glass front. The interior is getting new lighting, carpeting and painting.

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