Also hosts NCAA
games and has hosted the men's Final Four
in 1982, 1987, and 1993, and will be the site of the 2003 Final Four. Movable stands allow the dome
to be "compacted" for basketball.
The Superdome was the site of the Super Bowl in 1978, 1981, 1986, 1990, 1997, and will be the site in 2002.
Groundbreaking was in 1971 and the Superdome opened in 1975.
The seats are arranged in a mosaic of colors. This is so during a quick camera pan of the stands, it gives the illusion of being more full than it actually is. (This and other fun tidbits which I forget can be heard during tours of the Superdome which are given on weekdays).
The Superdome's downtown, within walking distance of the French Quarter/Bourbon Street.