Amir Douglas woke Saturday at 9 a.m. Within minutes he had spray-painted his face gold. He then slipped into football shoulder pads and a black Darren Sharper jersey and set out with his dad to the Superdome to watch the Saints play the Houston Texans.
It was nearly the same routine the 11-year-old from Uptown followed the day of the National Football Conference championship game in January, the last Saints game he attended. Except that then, he did not have the live-music stage or enormous video board of Champions Square
to party at before the game.
"This is awesome," Amir said, his eyes scanning the offerings of the 60,000-square-foot plaza, which cost $13.5 million to create on the site where the New Orleans Centre mall formerly stood. He adjusted his shoulder pads and declared, "It's another Super Bowl season. Two dat. More of dat!!
* WATCH VIDEO OF CHAMPION SQUARE HERE*
New Orleans Saints fans christen Champions Square | NOLA.com