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Superdome Renovations to Finish in Time for Super Bowl LIX

  • Renovations will total $500 million and have been ongoing for years.
  • New escalators, bathrooms, and walkways have come from renovations.
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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The Caesars Superdome will celebrate its 50th birthday in style. 

City officials said a nearly $500 million renovation plan for the stadium will finish in time for the arena to host Super Bowl LIX next February. The game will tie New Orleans for the record for most Super Bowls hosted at 11. 

The renovations are expected to be finished by July and have already included the installation of new escalators, bathrooms, and walkways, among other amenities. Work was completed on the building’s eastern side in the summer of 2023 and then moved to the western side. The project was initially expected to cost $450 million when it was approved in 2019, but an additional $50 million in cost was added as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The renovations were part of the pitch Saints owner Gayle Benson made to the NFL when she pitched the venue years ago for the Big Game.

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