NEW ORLEANS SUPERDOME

On its 40th birthday, Superdome can look back on many challenges overcome

Louisiana's $129.5 million Super Dome is taking shape in New Orleans, November 30, 1972. The 72, 000-seat facility is slated for completion in the fall of 1974. The center crown of the stadium is currently under construction at center. (AP Photo) ORG XMIT: APHS43759

As the story goes, then-Gov. John McKeithen was uncharacteristically silent while he was considering businessman and sports visionary Dave Dixon’s proposal for a domed stadium in New Orleans. Then suddenly, McKeithen brought his fist down on his desk and thundered, “My God. That would be the greatest building in the history of mankind! “We’ll build… Continue reading →

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Little-claimed Citizens rebate lowered

Everyone in Louisiana who buys property insurance will lose 28 percent of a tax credit they can get for covering the debt of the state’s property insurer of last resort. In addition, the reduction is retroactive, meaning those who failed to file… Continue reading →

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