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