It’s been eleven years since New Orleans has hosted a Super Bowl which was before the destruction wrought upon our city from the failure of the federal levee system in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The city has made great strides since that time and many think New Orleans is better than ever. In this video Tim Brando of CBS Sports interviews Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation’s Jay Cicero.
New Orleans Gets a Facelift For Super Bowl XVLII
There were many major projects that have been in the works but our mayor Mitch Landrieu decided to push those projects ahead so New Orleans would show a new and improved face for the world wide recognition the Superbowl brings.
We’ll have a new streetcar line completed just a few blocks from the Superdome, the airport is getting a much needed upgrade and facelift, the Convention Center is also being spruced up as is the French Quarter. Apparently there will be 49 hours of live broadcasts from Jackson Square. Wow!
As mentioned in the video no one hosts big events like New Orleans… we do it better than any other city. This is an incredible event that has incredible exposure with an economic impact of $432,000,000.
(If you can’t read Roman numerals beyond “XX” like me then a Google search will inform you that XVLII means 47. Yes, this will be the 47th Super Bowl.)
This next Super Bowl will put New Orleans on display for the whole world to let folks know the Crescent City is back, baby.
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