NEW ORLEANS NAMED FINALIST FOR 2019 & 2020 SUPER BOWL

It’s official, Super Bowl LII & LIV will be heading south. New Orleans, along with Miami, Tampa Bay and Atlanta have been invited to bid on football’s big game in 2019 and 2020. Having hosted the game in 2013 , New Orleans will look to add the city’s record 11th Super Bowl to it’s résumé.

After losing the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis, New Orleans knows completion will not be easy. “You have to give credit to Mr. Benson and Dennis Lauscha (Saints president) for accomplishing the first step in the process, which is to get New Orleans invited to bid on 2019 and 2020,” said Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation CEO Jay Cicero. “The competition is going to be pretty stiff.”

The New Orleans Saints will play a big roll in lobbying the NFL to return to New Orleans. “New Orleans is a Super Bowl favorite city and has been for many years,” Saints owner Tom Benson said in a statement. “We are excited to be once again invited and I am confident that our city leaders and the hospitality community will come together and put forth our best bid.”

New Orleans officials are hopeful that the more than $30 million in upgrades to the Superdome slated for the next two years will help its bid for one of the two available Super Bowl years. The Superdome is having larger, state-of-the-art video boards installed and an HD room is currently under construction for much clearer video production.

“We’re excited about it,” said SMG vice president Doug Thornton, whose company manages the Superdome for the state. “Obviously we are excited about it, we’re excited to be in the mix again.

“I’m sure that our group will be aggressive. I’m sure that the improvements we are going to make to the (Superdome) over the next two seasons will help us.”

The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, along with members of the New Orleans hospitality leaders will begin the process of preparing a competitive bid in time for November’s preliminary proposal deadline. Final Bids will be submitted to the NFL in April. Super Bowl LII & LIV will be awarded at he NFL’s Spring Owners meetings that will take place in May.

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Paul Sunderland, Dain Blanton and Kevin Wong to Call the Action from New Orleans

Costa Mesa, Calif. – May 22, 2015 – The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and NBC Sports Group will present the AVP New Orleans Open, the first AVP Tour telecast of the 2015 season, this Tuesday Night at Midnight EST on NBCSN.
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New Orleans Receives Bid to Host 2020 Women’s Final Four

New Orleans Receives Bid to Host 2020 Women’s Final Four
City-Wide Effort is Successful in Securing Fourth Women’s Final Four for Crescent City
 
NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans will host the 2020 NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four, the NCAA announced on Monday. The bid process was a city-wide effort involving every major sports organization in the city, including Tulane University, the University of New Orleans, the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, the Sun Belt Conference, the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau and SMG/Smoothie King Center.


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R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL ANNOUNCES 2014 DATE AND TIME AND CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS

R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL ANNOUNCES 2014 DATE AND TIME AND CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS 

NEW ORLEANS– R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced today that the 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. (CST). The game will be played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will air on ESPN.

The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl recently extended its contracts with both the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA for the next six years, extending through the 2019 game.
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2014 NBA All-Star Brings in $106.1 Million in Economic Impact

When the city of New Orleans was awarded the NBA’s 2014 All-Star Game, the local and state economy was expected to receive a significant boost from hosting professional basketball’s midseason showcase event. As it turns out, that impact was even larger than initially anticipated.

After projecting 2014 NBA All-Star to generate $89.6 million, a recent study by the University of New Orleans’ Hospitality Research Center found that the economic impact proved to be $106.1 million. A total of $60.4 million came in direct spending, with another $45.7 million in secondary spending.

Visitors spent an average of $904 during their mid-February tri
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R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl hosts successful local youth football clinic

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl hosts successful local youth football clinic

 

New Orleans, La.– The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, in conjunction with the Tulane University football program, held a free football clinic for high school students on Wednesday, June 4 at Turchin Stadium. More than 125 student athletes, ages 14 to 18, participated in the clinic.

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2014 New Orleans Host Committee Announces Successful NBA All-Star Game

The New Orleans NBA All-Star Host Committee announced today that the 63rd annual NBA All-Star drew more than 50,000 visitors to New Orleans and had an estimated economic impact of almost $90 million for the Crescent City.

The game may have come down to the last minute with the Eastern Conference All-Stars defeating the Western Conference All-Stars by a record score of 163-155 at the newly christened Smoothie King Center, but perhaps the City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana were the biggest winners, benefiting from the national and international media attention, the positive economic impact of the event and heartfelt community service that has become a trademark of the NBA and its All-Star week.

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