superdome http://wwno.org en Gary Solomon Jr. On Bringing Business And Creative Know-How To Local Event Productions http://wwno.org/post/gary-solomon-jr-bringing-business-and-creative-know-how-local-event-productions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Gary Solomon </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. graduated from the New Orleans Center from the Creative Arts, his plan was to go to New York University, become a lighting designer and never come back. Katrina changed all that.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week’s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Gary about the successful entertainment technology and design business he has built here.</span></p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 16:43:49 +0000 Sharon Litwin 41880 at http://wwno.org WrestleMania Coming to New Orleans Next Year http://wwno.org/post/wrestlemania-coming-new-orleans-next-year <p></p><p></p><p>New Orleans is getting another major event. World Wrestling Entertainment is bringing its 30<sup>th</sup> “WrestleMania” show to the Superdome next year. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 29521 at http://wwno.org The Superdome Through the Years http://wwno.org/post/superdome-through-years <p>The Superdome&nbsp;began as a public referendum in 1966, and shines today as New Orleans gets ready to celebrate Super Bowl XLVII.</p><p>Built atop the bulldozed Back o' Town neighborhood, the Superdome&nbsp;is the site of ecstasy and tragedy, of countless celebrations and memories, historical agonies and post-K&nbsp;clichés. The Dome is a temple to our Saints and our city, and — love it or hate it — you can't ignore it.</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 19:31:03 +0000 Jason Saul 28493 at http://wwno.org For New Orleans, Superdome A Symbol Of City's Spirit http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-superdome-symbol-citys-spirit The Superdome in New Orleans has hosted heavyweight fights, papal visits, and — after this weekend — seven Super Bowls, an NFL record. But no event looms larger in the dome's history than Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 storm that turned the stadium into a teeming shelter of last resort.<p>During the storm, reporters spared no hyperbole when describing scenes of human suffering. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 11:52:00 +0000 KEITH O'BRIEN 28435 at http://wwno.org Super Bowl Street Closures Suspended for Hornets Games http://wwno.org/post/super-bowl-street-closures-suspended-hornets-games <p></p><p>Traffic restrictions around parts of downtown, enacted this past weekend as part of the run-up to this year's Super Bowl, will be suspended during Hornets games to allow access, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome announced today on Twitter.</p><p>Lane and exit closures have already begun to snarl traffic throughout the CBD, according to numerous reports this morning, the first full work day for many since the restrictions began.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:31:10 +0000 Jason Saul 26459 at http://wwno.org Commission OKs $400M Superdome Bond Restructuring http://wwno.org/post/commission-oks-400m-superdome-bond-restructuring <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The State Bond Commission has approved a $400 million restructuring of a troubled bond deal that helped rebuild and upgrade the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:35:55 +0000 The Associated Press 25529 at http://wwno.org No Roof Rookies Here: Cleaning The Superdome http://wwno.org/post/no-roof-rookies-here-cleaning-superdome 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. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:32:00 +0000 KEITH O'BRIEN 21848 at http://wwno.org Superdome roof survived Isaac intact http://wwno.org/post/superdome-roof-survived-isaac-intact <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The nearly 10-acre roof of the Superdome in New Orleans became a symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction in 2005, but the new, improved roof survived Hurricane Isaac just fine.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:02:26 +0000 Kevin McGill | The Associated Press 19241 at http://wwno.org Wi-Fi coverage to be expanded at Superdome http://wwno.org/post/wi-fi-coverage-be-expanded-superdome <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Fans coming to the Super Bowl in New Orleans in February should be able to get onto their Wi-Fi devices with more ease.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">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.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:37:29 +0000 The Associated Press 16133 at http://wwno.org Recovery Money Redirected to Superdome Upgrades http://wwno.org/post/recovery-money-redirected-superdome-upgrades <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; The Jindal administration has gotten permission to redirect federal hurricane recovery money from housing aid programs to Superdome upgrades. Federal approval was discussed Thursday in the Senate Finance Committee.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:09:06 +0000 The Associated Press 9104 at http://wwno.org