The New Orleans Superdome is one of the most iconic venues in NFL history — and now, the 76,000-plus capacity stadium has official taken on a new name.
Caesars Entertainment agreed to buy naming rights for the Saints stadium back in March with a massive 20-year deal that pays nearly $11 million per year. And on Thursday, the Join Budget Committee approved its new name: “The Caesars Superdome.”
Aligning itself with the popular casino, the Saints seem to be embracing the ever-changing landscape of sports betting in America.
Louisiana insider Greg Hilburn of of USA Today broke the news this morning.
— Greg Hilburn (@GregHilburn1) July 22, 2021
Built in 1975, the Saints’ home was originally called the Louisiana Superdome. That name held for 36 years before it received it’s most recent Mercedes-Benz Superdome title.
After a $210 million renovation project was completed during the 2010 and 2011 offseasons, Mercedes purchased a 10-year naming rights deal that lasted all the way through this past 2021 season. The luxury car manufacturer decided not to re-up its contract with the Saints after purchasing the naming rights for the Atlanta Falcons stadium with a monumental 27-year, $324 million deal in 2018.
This new deal with Caesars will help the Saints pay for a recent $450 million Superdome renovation that kicked off earlier this year in January.
New Orleans will make their debut in The Caesars Superdome with a Week 1 matchup against the Green Bay Packers on Sep. 12.