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“Awash with Color:…

Feb 13 - May 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… more

18th Annual Dr.…

Feb 13 - Mar 31, 2016
Join us for the opening reception for the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King… more

Amanda Ducorbier

Feb 13 - 27, 2016
AMANDA DUCORBIER - TRIO at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel more

Backyard Grooves

Feb 13, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Bolden Bar After-Party

Feb 13 - 13, 2016

Cooking Demonstration…

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) is pleased to announce that Erik… more

Critter Cinema,…

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
Join us for  Critter Cinema, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA.  Great… more

Double Dose

Feb 13, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Food Truck…

Feb 13 - 13, 2016

Irma Thomas' 75th…

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
Delgado Community College is honoring the beloved “Soul Queen of New… more

Jazz Market Family Day

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
Jazz Books; Board Games; Crafts more

Mama's Music

Feb 13, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

Michael Meads: Bent,…

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
Join us for panelist Michael Meads. He will explore the materials, themes, and… more

Offsite Pet Adoption,…

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
Offsite Pet Adoption, sponsored by the Louisiana SPCA will be held at Feet… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Feb 13 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

Solo Sessions Concert…

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
Live Music Event more

The Foundation…

Feb 13 - 28, 2016
*Opening Reception: January 15, 2016 - 6pm-10pm The Foundation Gallery will be… more

The Historic New…

Feb 13 - May 7, 2016
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Historic New… more

The House of Groove

Feb 13, 2016
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

The Music of the…

Feb 13 - 13, 2016
The Rolling Stones are one of the most iconic bands of the last 50 years. Their… more

“Awash with Color:…

Feb 13 - May 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… more

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Begins Transformation for the 2012 Final Four

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Roger Dunaway
(504) 452-2906
roger@tulane.edu


Mercedes-Benz Superdome Begins Transformation for the 2012 Final Four

With the 2012 Men''s Basketball Final Four set to begin in New Orleans Saturday, March 31, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the host facility for this year''s event, has begun its transformation process and the New Orleans Local Organizing Committee invites members of the media to the Superdome on Tuesday, March 13 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for a walk-through and interview session.

Vince Granito, Co-Director of the New Orleans Local Organizing Committee, will be available for interview opportunities for Final Four preparation and fan events.

Randy Philipson, the Director of Engineering and Operations for SMG/Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be available for interviews regarding the ongoing changes to the Superdome for this event, this including the construction of the center scoreboard/video board that will hang over the court, the installation of the lower seating bowl and the clearing out of the warehouses.

All media representatives are asked to buzz in at Garage 5 and proceed to the SMG offices at Gate F off the Exterior Plaza Level. All media must sign in at the front desk.

The national semifinals and national championship games are sold out but the community can still participate in several free events for fans: the public can watch the teams practice at the Dome on Final Four Friday®® and kids 18 and under can get a free basketball to dribble down Poydras Street on Sunday.? For information visit www.ncaa.com/finalfour.

For further information, please contact Roger Dunaway at (504) 452-2906, or by email at roger@tulane.edu.

What: Members of the media are invited to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for a walk-through and interview session as the facility is prepared to host the 2012 Men''s Basketball Final Four.

When: Tuesday, March 13; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (buzz in at Garage 5 and proceed to the SMG offices at Gate F off the Exterior Plaza Level

FYI: The first round of the transformation includes the construction of the center scoreboard/video board that will hang over the court, the installation of the lower seating bowl and the clearing out of the warehouses.