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The first architectural renderings of the planned renovation of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome were unveiled Thursday, giving a glimpse of new, wide-open atriums that will eventually replace the current ramp system, as well as improved concourses to accommodate vendors and field-level end zone boxes.

"The strategy here has been to enhance the quality of experience for the spectator at all levels: general seats, club, the suites, and now there is going to be SROs"  said Trahan, referring to ticketed standing-room-only areas similar to those now in place at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium and FedEx Field in Washington, D.C.

The most noticeable new feature in the later phases will likely be three new vertical atriums at the northeast, northwest and southeast corners of the stadium. "These will be beautiful vertical spaces with escalators that move diagonally. ... People will arrive at these corners as opposed to the enclosed ramps on the sidelines that are in place now," Trahan said, adding that these will be phased in rather than built all at once.

Another major new feature will be end zone field boxes "that will allow you a very unique experience of the game, embedded under the general seats, so that you almost feel like you're on the field," Trahan said.

These have been implemented in a few other stadiums, including the Minnesota Vikings' U.S. Bank Stadium. "We're trying to create a diversity of experiences in the Dome, so that it is not just three opportunities – general, club and suite," Trahan said.

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The planned $450 million renovation was unveiled last week, giving a glimpse of the stadium’s future. But according to a source who passed back and forth and back and forth by a closed-door meeting, he swears he heard the muffled discussion say the state is gearing up for a new sponsor to take over from Mercedes-Benz once its current deal expires. That preparation reportedly includes among other options putting in a new retractable roof, which has become popular among bloodsucking billionaire owners in the modern NFL.

According to the source, the public will get to vote on which roof design they like best for the Dome

 

 

https://www.nola.com/news/business/article_c5784afa-06ee-11ea-a1d1-43705b0660a7.html

https://neutralgroundnews.com/superdome-renovation-includes-new-roof-design/

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This will be so nice.

I'm glad they are renovating the current facility rather than doing like everybody else does and bulldozing the place.

There's so much history with the Superdome, and it's an American icon.

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53 minutes ago, Mid Iowa said:

This will be so nice.

I'm glad they are renovating the current facility rather than doing like everybody else does and bulldozing the place.

There's so much history with the Superdome, and it's an American icon.

One of the articles talks about the construction of the superdome and how it was engineered in a way meant to make future remodels easier and more cost effective, so they wouldn’t have to bulldoze the place. Someone was thinking ahead 

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