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.