History of Events

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Organized in August 1988, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) is a non-profit 501(c) (4) organization whose mission is to attract and manage sporting events that have a positive economic impact on the Greater New Orleans area. Throughout its 28-year history, the GNOSF has hosted and been awarded hundreds of events and turned a $40 million public investment into a $3 billion economic impact for the State of Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans area. In 2013, Super Bowl XLVII alone generated an estimated $434M economic impact, with $15.2M in state tax dollars.


The GNOSF has a long standing reputation of hosting events of all sizes, and a rich history of working with world class national governing bodies that include the NFL, NBA, NCAA, AAU, and numerous professional and amateur organizations to host some of the most memorable Super Bowls, Final Fours, Junior Olympic Games, Bassmaster Classics, and Olympic Trial events.

1991 WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR
1992 OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD TRIALS
1993 NCAA MEN’S FINAL FOUR
1995 NATIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
1996 AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES
1996 NFL AIR-IT-OUT
1996 SEC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
1996 SWAC SPRING SPORTS FESTIVAL
1997 KAEPA CAJUNLAND VOLLEYBALL EASTER CLASSIC
1997 LOUISIANA STATE GAMES
1997 NFL AIR-IT-OUT
1997 SPEEDO JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
1997 SUPER BOWL XXXI
1997 SWAC SPRING SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
1997 USA WRESTLING JUNIOR FREESTYLE FESTIVAL
1997 USATF REGION XVI TRACK MEET
1998 AMERICAN POLE VAULT CHAMPIONSHIPS
1998 KAEPA CAJUNLAND VOLLEYBALL EASTER CLASSIC
1998 KMART BASSMASTERS TOP 150
1998 LOUISIANA STATE GAMES
1998 UNITED BANK SWAC SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
1998 USA WRESTLING JUNIOR FREESTYLE FESTIVAL
1998 USA WRESTLING SENIOR WORLD TEAM TRIALS
1999 1ST ANNUAL SPORTS CELEBRITY ROAST
1999 BASSMASTERS CLASSIC
1999 LOUISIANA STATE GAMES
1999 N.O. SAINTS/MIKE DITKA GOLF TOURNAMENT
1999 NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
1999 SWAC SPRING SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
1999 USA HOCKEY INLINE CUP
1999 USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2000 AAU NATIONAL TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
2000 CONFERENCE USA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2000 KAEPA CAJUNLAND VOLLEYBALL EASTER CLASSIC
2000 KMART BASSMASTER TOP 150
2000 LOUISIANA STATE GAMES
2000 NATIONAL PAL BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
2000 REESES GYMNASTICS CUP
2000 TIGER WOODS FOUNDATION GOLF CLINIC WEEKEND
2000 USA WEIGHTLIFTING OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
2001 BASSMASTER’S CLASSIC
2001 GNOSF CELEBRITY ROAST & SAINTS
2001 KAEPA CAJUNLAND VOLLEYBALL EASTER CLASSIC
2001 LOUISIANA GAMES
2001 NATIONAL AAU KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2001 NCAA DIVISION 1 MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
2001 WYNDHAM NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2002 AAU DIVISION II BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2002 CAJUNLAND VOLLEYBALL EASTER CLASSIC
2002 NCAA VOLLEYBALL DIV 1 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
2002 WYNDHAM NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2002 RHYTHMIC GYMNASTIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2002 SALT LAKE OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY
2002 SUN BELT CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
2002 SUPER BOWL XXXVI
2002 U.S. SPORTS ACROBATICS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2003 SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
2003 AAU DIVISION II BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2003 AMERICAN JR. GOLF ASSOCIATION HP CLASSIC
2003 BASSMASTERS CLASSIC
2003 CAJUNLAND VOLLEYBALL EASTER CLASSIC
2003 NBA HOOP IT UP
2003 NCAA MEN’S FINAL FOUR
2003 U.S. KARATE ASSOCIATION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2003 USA TAEKWONDO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2003 WYNDHAM NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2004 HBCU ALL-STAR GAME
2004 NEW ORLEANS CUP SOCCER CHALLENGE
2004 USSSA NIT SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
2004 NIKE MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC
2004 NCAA WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR
2004 AAU BOYS DIVISION II BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2004 NATIONAL KARATE-DO CHAMPIONSHIP
2004 U.S. SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP
2004 TRI-AMERICA TRIATHLON SERIES
2004 CHAMPION CUP CHEERLEADING SERIES
2004 WYNDHAM NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2005 NATIONAL GYMNASTICS JUDGES CUP
2005 NIKE MEMORIAL DAY BASKETBALL CLASSIC
2005 AAU BOYS DIVISION I BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2005 AAU JUNIOR OLYMPICS
2005 NEW ORLEANS BOWL (AT LAFAYETTE)
2006 USA VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2006 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2007 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL 1ST & 2ND ROUNDS
2008 NBA ALL-STAR GAME
2008 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL REGIONAL
2008 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2009 IRONMAN 70.3 TRIATHLON
2009 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2010 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL 1ST & 2ND ROUNDS
2010 IRONMAN 70.3 TRIATHLON
2010 NFL KICKOFF
2010 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2011 MARDI GRAS MARATHON
2011 BASSMASTERS CLASSIC
2011 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL REGIONAL
2011 AAU JUNIOR OLYMPICS
2011 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2012 SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
2012 NCAA MEN’S FINAL FOUR
2012 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2013 SUPER BOWL XLVII
2013 NCAA WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR
2013 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2014 NBA ALL-STAR GAME
2014 WRESTLEMANIA
2014 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2015 AVP NEW ORLEANS OPEN
2015 R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
2016 AVP NEW ORLEANS OPEN
2017 NBA ALL-STAR GAME

Awarded Events
2018 WRESTLEMANIA
2020 COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2020 WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR
2022 MEN’S FINAL FOUR