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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; For years, New Orleanians have longed for a place to congregate and party before New Orleans Saints games and other sporting events at the Superdome. Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune Champions Square presented by Verizon, New Orleans' new tailgating headquarters that will ...

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Old 08-16-2010, 07:43 AM   #1
 
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The Champions Square Thread. Videos/photos/info and updates.

For years, New Orleanians have longed for a place to congregate and party before New Orleans Saints games and other sporting events at the Superdome.

Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune
Champions Square presented by Verizon, New Orleans' new tailgating headquarters that will feature food, retail and entertainment before events, is taking shape and will be ready for Saturday's Saints preseason opener.
That wait has ended.
The state and the Saints have partnered to build a sports and entertainment square outside of the iconic stadium on Poydras Street.
Champions Square presented by Verizon, a 60,000-square-foot (about the same size of Jackson Square) patch of land where the New Orleans Centre used to be, is set to open in time for Saturday night's exhibition home opener against the Houston Texans. The square can comfortably fit more than 8,000 revelers. It is free and accessible even if you don't have tickets to the Saints game.
"This is going to be a festive area much like you see across the country, like in L.A. and baseball stadiums across the country," Superdome Commission Chairman Ron Forman said. "This just adds another place for fans to congregate before and after the game.


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Old 08-16-2010, 08:47 AM   #3
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Wait... Whatdayamean where New Orleans Centre "used" to be? They tore down New Orleans Centre? How could I not have noticed it was gone when I was there a few weeks ago? Is the old Hyatt next?
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In the words of the Kool-Aid man......"OH YEAH!"
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In the words of the Kool-Aid man......"OH YEAH!"
Ha! I have a kool aid t shirt that says "Oh Yeah" and I get compliments on it every time I wear it. Had it on in REI this weekend in Atlanta and was stopped twice by people. Funny shizzle right there...
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eeeeeehhh.....we dont need that..(were not Dallas Texas with its dome and its glitz and no substance)..all we need is another one of those silver throphy,,whatchamacallit...Superbowl trophy,,yeah,,yeah,,,thats right...us fans would love that much more..
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Could somebody post some pictures from the Championship Square on a gameday? Would love to see what it looks like and I know we have a bunch of guys here that good photos.
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This was from the Opening game against Minnesota and the Viqueens. There were a lot of people and it was really hot!
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