The Mercedes-Benz Superdome was built in 1975 and is located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. It has hosted six Superbowls, more than any other facility of its kind, the Superdome is among the most enviable venues in the United States.
What’s more, the Superdome is not only a vital part of Louisiana’s landscape, but it is also part of the region’s history. Many thought that the facility would be demolished by Hurricane Katrina, the most severe natural catastrophe in modern history. Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, but the Superdome managed to survive the hurricane. After the event the stadium reconstruction became the biggest project in American history and then, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was finally reborn. It was just what New Orleans needed after the catastrophe and it soon began a rebirth process of the sports and the entertainment business.
Due to its beauty and brilliant lighting, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is a symbol of the power of New Orleans and its enduring spirit.
Last but not least, the stadium covers 13 acres and reaches 27 stories at its peak, 273 feet above street level. The Dome covers the world’s largest steel-constructed room unobstructed by posts.
Mercedes-Benz announced on October 3, 2011 that it purchased the naming rights to the stadium. The new name came into effect on 23rd October, 2011, being the third stadium with naming rights from Mercedes-Benz, the only one in the United States. The second one is the Mercedes-Benz Arena, the stadium of Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart, in Stuttgart, Germany and the third one is Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.