Saturday Marks the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s 40th Birthday
Today is the 40th birthday of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Dome officially opened on August 3, 1975 after almost four years of construction.
General Manager Alan Freeman says 40 years is a great run, but the facility still has a lot of life left. He says that’s why they decided to theme this anniversary year, 40 Strong,"not only to commemorate not only the history of the dome but also the fact that it has a very, very promising future."
Over the next couple of years, you're going to see and hear a new sound system in the building and large video screens," Freeman told Louisiana Radio Network's Eric Gill. "Both of those projects are being funded by the Saints.
We're very optimistic about the future," Freeman said. "We are going to get some more of these events. We are still a major player when it comes to hosting major championship sporting events.