Attractions and Things To Do
The hotels near Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans offer excellent accommodations when visiting the exciting city of New Orleans. You have a prime downtown location near great shopping, delicious dining facilities, and recreation galore in addition to the Superdome itself. No matter what time of year you travel, there is always something going on near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Throughout the years, the Superdome in New Orleans has been a prime spot for various sporting events that include everything from football to boxing, as well as concerts for music lovers. The first football game ever played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans was on August 3, 1975; when the Houston Oilers defeated the New Orleans Saints. The first Sugar Bowl was played later that year in December with over 75,000 fans in attendance.
Famous events have taken place in the Superdome since its opening debut. Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks in the famous “September to Remember” fight in January of 1978, and that same month the Superdome hosted Super Bowl XII. The Rolling Stones preformed in December 1981 with 87, 5000 fans packed in. Several additional Super Bowls throughout the years have been played here as well. The Superdome was even used by Pope John Paul II when he visited New Orleans on September 13, 1987. Thousands packed into the Superdome again to hear the Holy Father speak. In addition to housing concerts, sporting events, and political conferences, the Superdome also served as a “Refuge of Last Resort” for over 30,000 people during Hurricane Katrina. How many other football domes can boast of the importance that their arena has played with such a degree. The Superdome underwent a major $85 million renovation in October 2011 that included premium indoor space. The name was then changed to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
When you book your stay at one of the hotels near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, you’ll enjoy a prime downtown location near dining, shopping, and recreation, not only at the Superdome, but at the Ernest N.Morial Convention Center, the Harrah’s Casino, and the Riverwalk as well. If you don’t mind a ten to fifteen minute walk, you won’t need a rental car to have a great night out on the town.
The hotels nearest the Superdome, some even within a five minute walk of the famous facility, are the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, the MOXY New Orleans Downtown French Quarter Hotel, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown/French Quarter Hotel. Event parking can be expensive, and when you stay in one of the above hotels, you’ll have the option of walking to your event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, instead of paying to park. The public transportation system is quite efficient as well. Streetcar lines are everywhere and the fare is reasonable. You would definitely benefit from having your own vehicle if you plan a day trip to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas or the Audubon Zoo, because these destinations will add a bit of time to your commute.