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Louisiana Superdome


General Information

Structural Type: Truss
Function / usage: Stadium / Arena
Built: 1971 - 1975
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA, North America
Next to New Orleans Arena (1999)
Coordinates: 29° 57' 3.00" N    90° 4' 53.00" W

Technical Information


diameter 210 m
height 82.3 m
covered area 5 ha
seats max. 72 003
building volume 3 500 000 m³
gross floor area 25 000 m²


truss steel


11 August 1971

Beginning of construction.

November 1975


29 August 2005

During the hurricane "Katrina", the superdome serves as emergency shelter. It sustains damage to the roof including two large gashes that result in water leakage into the arena. In the aftermath of the hurricane, as many as 20 000 persons sought refuge at the Superdome from the flooding of the city of New Orleans.


Structural engineering
Steel construction
(role unknown)

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0000384
Created: 08/09/1999
Last Updated: 29/07/2014