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biloxi-indian 09-06-2005 06:03 PM

CNN just reported
Superdome will be torn down. Too costly to repair. NO LINK as some want!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Euphoria 09-06-2005 06:20 PM

RE: CNN just reported
I think what someone said had no revelance to what is going to happen. Someone said in an interview I think it may have been Oprah. All though if she said it then it shall be done. Someone made a comment it wasn't an officail from the city/state or feds but a celebrity maybe even it was celion... I was going to jump on that earlier but its nothing yet.

saintswhodi 09-06-2005 06:24 PM

CNN reported the Governor said the Superdome may have to be torn down. There is also an article floating around where SMG and the Superdome's management was interviewed and they said the damage was worse than thought also. It's possible this is true. I highly doubt CNN would quote the governor falsely. OR at least I would hope they wouldn't.

Euphoria 09-06-2005 07:18 PM

I don't think it came from the Govenor but its an unnamed source... I guess one of the teams of engeneers inspecting the structures made the observation and comment thus far but if we can get Federal money... to rebuild the dome from the ground up i say we best jump on it and it'll KEEP THE SAINTS with a new stadium/dome. I think we all have to agree it has to be a dome for obvious reasons... built to withstand a cat 5 and another break in the levee.

biloxi-indian 09-06-2005 07:36 PM

Euphoria, you can form an opinion as u wish. The report was on CNN. Later it was clarified that Jamie Lee Whitt stated the same on behalf of the LA Govenor, who hired HIM.

For me, it makes no difference. The Saints are the Saints...move them to San Antonio, LA, or Baton Rouge....the have been and always will be the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS.

FWIW; I have been a NO Saints fan since inception, never wore a bag, never will!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BrooksMustGo 09-06-2005 07:36 PM


The Louisiana Superdome was so heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath that it likely will have to be torn down, according to a spokesperson for Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.

Katrina sheared away much of the roof's covering, and rainwater began leaking into the stadium when it was being used as a shelter of last resort for thousands of residents stranded by the storm.

The Superdome is the home of the New Orleans Saints professional football team. The NFL season begins this weekend, and it is not clear where the Saints will play this season.
Here's the CNN piece. I think I read somewhere else that James Lee Witt was suggesting the dome be torn down, but I may not be remembering right.

My thought is to build an new stadium like a mountain in the city so flooding isn't an issue. Design it to withstand 300mph winds so the structure will handle any hurricane. Design it with it's own water, power and medical facilities where it could be used as a staging area for rescuers and victims of the storm.


saintswhodi 09-06-2005 08:03 PM

Exactly BMG. IT must also have generators so it is a self sustaining facility during a power outage. The ONLY way this should be done is if the new facility is built with people's survival in mind should there be another disaster of this magnitude. Then the city and the Benson will both have what they want.

BoudinSandwich 09-06-2005 08:15 PM

The dome is a legendary icon to me. I couldn't stand the Saints playing somewhere else if the dome is an option. I hold the Super Dome close in my heart. I would much rather see it demolished and then rebuilt into the New Super Dome/the finest domed stadium known to man, than see them patch up the dome and build a new stadium for the Saints.

Its just a sentimental thing.

Euphoria 09-06-2005 08:30 PM

I concur... dome is iconic. Just a rebuilt new one is what we need... so much has been made of trying to get an outdoor stadium built, its just realistic for that area.

Oh, I can't seem to ever live with cheering for the Los Angeles Saints or San Antonio Saints. Its New Orleans or I'd end up rooting for the Colts or Chargers.

BoudinSandwich 09-06-2005 08:41 PM

As I've said before, I dated a girl for a couple of years that happened to live in San Diego. Its a long story, but I visited her from time to time and developed a liking for the Chargers in the process. She loved the Saints from the get go. I once visited her during football season and obviously I couldn't catch the Saints game in a San Diego hotel room, so I watched the Chargers. Thus, my fascination began.

Saints and Chargers are the only teams that I really care for.

I'm teaching my new girlfriend about football. She likes to play Madden, so its cool!

I don't think I could date a girl who didn't like football.

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