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2009-12-17 06:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Speed on the water will hit the New Orleans Superdome this Saturday, December 19, 2009 when Al Copeland Jr. unveils 'Phenomenon,' a four year, multi-million dollar vessel that was built for one reason: to break the world's propeller speedboat record. 'Phenomenon' is a 56-foot long, 13-and-a-half foot wide boat, with four turbine engines and 11,000 horsepower that was created by an all-star design team that includes engineers from Boeing, former U.S....

2009-12-11 10:23:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dating back to 1927, this Big Easy New Year's Day game is a city-wide tradition. Taking place on January 1, 2010, the Allstate Sugar Bowl starts at 7:30 p.m. at the famed Louisiana Superdome. Football fans are invited to come for the game and enjoy so much more when they stay at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center. Turn a trip to the Sugar Bowl into a weekend getaway of romance, museums, casinos and more. Find the New Orleans vacation...

2009-12-09 07:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- All eyes are pointing to New Orleans this football season, led by the currently undefeated New Orleans Saints, and college football fans will once again fill the city as the city prepares to welcome two annual college football favorites. The R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be played on Sunday, December 20, 2009, with the action kicking off at 7:15 p.m. CST. The 76th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. CST on January...

2009-09-21 21:01:59

Houston will host the men's Final Four basketball tournament in 2011, the NCAA announced Monday. The announcement said the 2012 Final Four will be played at the Superdome in New Orleans and the 2013 event in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The NCAA also announced host cities for other rounds in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The first and second rounds in 2011 will be in Denver; Tampa, Fla.; Tucson; Washington; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Cleveland; and Tulsa, Okla. The regional semifinals and finals are...

2009-09-14 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Copeland's restaurants, the Southern restaurant group known for its innovative cuisine, today announced a partnership with the New Orleans Saints. This initiative brings together two New Orleans icons and promises to provide fans with a fresh new experience at the Superdome throughout the season. Under the new agreement, Copeland's will become an official sponsor of the team and receive branding in one of the Superdome's Club lounges. The lounge, named...

2009-08-24 07:17:00

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 4th anniversary of Katrina approaches, the author shares where he felt the media got it right and wrong in their coverage, the incredible power of fear that controlled the emotions of those inside the Dome, the dynamics of "Groupthink," and a discussion of what actually took place in that dank environment. The author, who has visited New Orleans eight times as a tourist, bares his soul in this memoir, complete with personal photographs...

2009-05-19 17:34:03

Saints owner Tom Benson announced Tuesday that New Orleans was selected by NFL owners as the site for Super Bowl XLVII in 2013. Miami and Phoenix had also bid for the league's championship game. This is a great accomplishment for New Orleans, and the significance of bringing the Super Bowl to our city and region can't be overstated, said Benson. This shows that our city is on the rise, viable and thriving, and I have great faith in what we can accomplish and the impact it will have,...

2009-04-30 10:35:17

The New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement that will keep the NFL team in Louisiana through 2025 and create a sports development district. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who appeared at a news conference Thursday with Saints owner Tom Benson, said the agreement would save the state $280 million in payments to the team over 17 years. The deal involves an $85 million updating of the Superdome, which would be paid for by the state. Benson would buy a nearby vacant office building and the...

2008-11-19 13:19:08

The NCAA Wednesday announced the sites for its Division I men's basketball title games for 2012-16, with four of the Final Fours set for southern venues. The Division I Men's Basketball Committee said the 2012 Final Four would be in the Superdome in New Orleans while the 2013 title -- the 75th NCAA basketball championship -- will be decided in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. The 2014 Final Four was awarded to the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with the 2015 event in Lucas Oil Stadium...

2008-09-02 18:00:02

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - The New Orleans Saints announced on Tuesday that the team's season-opening contest at the Louisiana Superdome against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be played as scheduled. "There were a number of critical issues that needed to be addressed before we could make this announcement," said Saints owner Tom Benson. "We have been assured by Superdome officials that the stadium is ready to host our fans and our team." The contest, originally...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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