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Caesars Superdome in New Orleans: what is the stadium capacity and location?

Caesars Superdome, the third largest dome in the U.S., after AT&T and Principality Stadiums, has a capacity that exceeds 70,000 seats. More details below.

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Caesars Superdome, the third largest dome in the U.S., after At&T and Principality Stadiums, has a capacity that exceeds 70,000 seats. More details below.
Stephen LewUSA TODAY Sports

The Caesars Superdome, which was also called Mercedes-Benz, is a multi-purpose stadium found in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to being home of the New Orleans Saints NFL team since 1975, it has also been the home to some of the biggest events in sports including seven Super Bowls, five NCAA championships in men's college basketball, and college football championship games.

What is the capacity of Caesars Superdome?

Following a $210 million renovation project during the 2010-2011 off-seasons, the Superdome’s listed football seating capacity went from 72,000 to 76,468 (expanded), and 73,208 when not expanded. This number also closely reflects the maximum basketball seating capacity is (73,432).

There have been published attendance figures, however, from events like the Super Bowl, that have come close to or surpassed 79,000 (78,133 for WrestleMania 34). 

Is Caesars Superdome also called Mercedes-Benz? 

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Caesars Superdome was named Mecedes-Benz after the brand purchased the naming rights for 10 years in October 2011

In July 2021, the dome was renamed after Caesars Entertainment purchased the naming rights for $10 million annually for the upcoming 20 years.

What is the largest Superdome in the world?

The Caesars Superdome is known to be the largest fixed dome structure in the world with a diameter of 680 feet, as well as the world’s largest fully steel-constructed arena free of columns or posts. The roof area alone is 440,000 square feet (9.7 acres), and its creation took 20,000 tons of steel.

After At&T Stadium and Principality Stadium, the Superdome is the third largest dome in the United States.

Superdome used as shelter against Hurricane in 2005

In 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, the Superdome housed thousands of people seeking shelter. The building suffered damage because of the storm, but after being closed for several months and fully refurbished, it was reopened right around the Saints' home opener in September 2006.

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