Super Bowl 2013 http://wwno.org en BR Hotels Rake In $2.54 Million Over Super Bowl Weekend http://wwno.org/post/br-hotels-rake-254-million-over-super-bowl-weekend Super Bowl XLVIIgenerated a major boost for Baton Rouge tourism. That’s according to Smith Travel Research, which tracks hotel occupancy nationwide, and capital city tourism officials are pleased with the numbers.<p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:38:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 29759 at http://wwno.org Super Bowl Power Loss: A PSA From The Cosmos http://wwno.org/post/super-bowl-power-loss-psa-cosmos It was a Super Bowl moment like no other. Thousands of fans packing a modern gladiatorial arena, millions more watching on TV screens across the nation and Beyoncé had just reminded us of why she is, well, Beyoncé. The second half play was just getting going.<p>And then the power failed.<p>You don't need me to remind you of the strangeness of it. Once we all realized that <a href="http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0000208/bio">Bane</a> was not about to stride out on the field with a stolen nuclear device ("Citizens of Gotham ... ") the absurd waiting began. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:29:48 +0000 Adam Frank 28735 at http://wwno.org Mayor Landrieu Says Super Bowl Outage Will Be Solved, Praises City Effort http://wwno.org/post/mayor-landrieu-says-super-bowl-outage-will-be-solved-praises-city-effort <p>An independent engineering firm will determine why the Superdome lost power during the Super Bowl. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is still calling the Big Game celebrations a “spectacular success” despite the 34-minute outage. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 28657 at http://wwno.org Super Bowl Power Outage Still Under Investigation http://wwno.org/post/super-bowl-power-outage-still-under-investigation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials in New Orleans had been warned in the months leading up to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Super Bowl there may be a power problem at the </span>Superdome<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Now they're investigating what that problem might have been</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:24:31 +0000 Eileen Fleming 28656 at http://wwno.org Pickpocket Snagged Seven Super Bowl Tickets http://wwno.org/post/pickpocket-snagged-seven-super-bowl-tickets <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Orleans police say a man carrying his family's Super Bowl tickets in his rear pants pocket lost them to a pickpocket as he left Harrah's Casino.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Investigators say a man in a jogging suit and dark knit cap followed the family as it left the casino near the French Quarter just before 11 p.m. on Saturday.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:37:07 +0000 The Associated Press 28587 at http://wwno.org Saints Get $5M State Payment for Super Bowl http://wwno.org/post/saints-get-5m-state-payment-super-bowl <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Orleans Saints are getting a $5 million payment from the state because the Big Easy is hosting the Super Bowl.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The incentive was included in the 2009 deal between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the Saints in Louisiana through 2025.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:05:54 +0000 The Associated Press 28555 at http://wwno.org Baton Rouge Gets Tourism Bump From Super Bowl Spill-Over http://wwno.org/post/baton-rouge-gets-tourism-bump-super-bowl-spill-over Preliminary data from the <a href="http://www.neworleansonline.com/notmc/aboutus.html">New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation</a> shows Super Bowl XLVII brought an estimated 150,000 visitors to New Orleans, and is expected to rake in an estimated $432 million for the city’s economy.<img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/SuperBowlbanner%20-%20without%20clickhere.jpg" alt="" /><p>Just about 80 miles up the road here in the capital city, tourism spill-over from the Super Bowl-boom gave Baton Rouge a bit of an economic bump as well.<p><a href="http://www.visitbatonrouge.com/">Visit Baton Rouge</a> President and CEO Paul Arrigo says Baton Rouge started planning for Super Bowl 2013 in 2009, when New Orleans was initially chosen for the site.<a href="/failed%20Limelight" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:51:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 28552 at http://wwno.org 'Meaningful' Ads Stood Out As Super Bowl Favorites http://wwno.org/post/meaningful-ads-stood-out-super-bowl-favorites <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2prAccclXs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMpZ0TGjbWE</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:46:00 +0000 editor 28554 at http://wwno.org Superdome, Entergy and NFL Comment on Power Outage http://wwno.org/post/superdome-entergy-and-nfl-comment-power-outage <p>Quotes from the press conference held today on the power outage at the Superdome&nbsp;during yesterday's Super Bowl.</p><p>At the press conference was:</p><p>Doug Thornton, SMG Senior VP of Stadiums and Arenas</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roger </span>Goodell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, NFL Commissioner</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eric </span>Grubman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, NFL VP of Business Operations</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charles Rice, President and CEO of </span>Entergy</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:21:47 +0000 WWNO Staff 28548 at http://wwno.org 'God Made A Farmer' And The Super Bowl Made Him A Star http://wwno.org/post/god-made-farmer-and-super-bowl-made-him-star <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sillEgUHGC4</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:47:00 +0000 editor 28546 at http://wwno.org