The New Orleans Saints have shared further details on the next phase of improvements to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, with the NFL American football team stating the addition of field level suites for the 2021 season will take the game experience to a “whole new level”.
In November 2019, the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED) approved the first phase of a $450m (£329.6m/€364.5m) renovation of the Superdome, with a construction firm appointed and the first renderings revealed for the project.
Work has been taking place since last year after the Superdome staged the College Football Playoff Championship Game on January 13, with the Saints now shedding further light on their plans to add field level suites, which are increasingly becoming part of the new wave of NFL stadia.
The Saints yesterday (Tuesday) began fielding inquiries from fans potentially interested in the 12 suites, which have been separated into three pricing tiers and hold 21-24 seats apiece, including access to the stadium’s new North End Zone Club Lounge.
The closest seat will be located only yards from the endzone, with the suites offering a variety of food and beverage packages, as well as premium parking and a dedicated gameday entrance. Jen Martindale, the Saints’ vice-president of brand strategy, told the Forbes website: “The field level suites will take the Saints game experience to a whole new level. In addition to being the closest seats to the field, these suites are the most luxurious, comfortable spaces in the Superdome.”
The renovation project is due to continue through to the start of the 2023-24 NFL season. It will be fully complete in time for the Superdome’s rescheduled staging of the Super Bowl. In October, it was announced that the stadium will host the NFL’s annual season finale in 2025, a year later than planned to avoid a conflict with Mardi Gras celebrations.
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