COVID hits Superdome budgets, causing management to 'step back' from $450M renovation (1 Viewer)



Plans for $450 million in upgrades to New Orleans' iconic Superdome have been disrupted because of financial troubles caused by the pandemic, the stadium's manager told state lawmakers during a budget hearing Wednesday.

The coronavirus outbreak temporarily ended concerts, monster truck shows and many other events at the domed stadium and the neighboring arena. Local hotel tax collections that help fund the facilities' management district plummeted as the virus obliterated tourist travel. Crowds at the Superdome weren't allowed or were greatly limited for New Orleans Saints' games in the...

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