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The Superdome hosts spectacular annual events that continually impress. Here, you will find the events featured at the Superdome year after year. For tickets, seating charts, directions/parking, and general information, refer to the Event Calendar link found below.

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All roads lead to New Orleans as the Sugar Bowl Committee prepares to host the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl in January at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. As the City of Champions, New Orleans is primed and ready to host the premiere celebration of college football with an outstanding line up of fun, food and football. A number of festivities, including Fan Jam and Fan Fest, will celebrate the college football season in a style only New Orleans can provide.

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has been home to Monster Jam for a decade, exciting fans with explosive family entertainment. Monster Jam combines the full throttle excitement of 12,000 pound monster trucks, with the affordable ticket prices families enjoy. Action packed Monster Jam racing and freestyle, along with elements like Pro-Trucks, quad wars, and massive auto-eating dragons, have made up the entertainment of Monster Jam at the Superdome. The Pit Party before the event allows fans to walk the massive dirt track, meet the drivers and get autographs as well as see the trucks up close. After every event, those who didn't get a chance to meet the truck drivers will always get another chance at a post-show autograph session. Monster Jam will return to the Superdome to fans thirsty for their dose of metal crunching, high flying action that Monster Jam guarantees!
This exciting boat show is brought to you by local dealers. The show will feature fishing boats, bass boats, pontoons, runabouts and much more for you to enjoy. The entire floor of the Superdome will be filled with the best deals available to you for items such as boats, motors, trailers and accessories, so keep a look out for the next show.
The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans started the New Orleans Home & Garden Show in 1954 and is the largest home show held within the Gulf Coast Region. For over 20 years the show has called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome home utilizing 166,000 square feet of the structure on the main floor combined with additional display space in interior corridors. This allows for more than 600 exhibitors to display an unparalleled variety of home-related services and products under one gigantic roof with everything from home remodeling and decorating to rebuilding. In 2004, an estimated $6.5 million was spent on the show floor. Since the show’s inception, the New Orleans Home & Garden Show has attracted more than one million visitors. For more information, please visit

The Essence Festival is the nation’s largest annual African-American event celebrating Black music and culture during the Fourth of July weekend. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has been the original home of the 19 year-old festival except in 2006 with the temporary relocation following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The festival is a true “Party with a Purpose” giving the tens of thousands of attendees at the Superdome three-full nights of music including electrifying performances on the main stage with the biggest names in entertainment and a mix of legendary and up-and-coming artists in the superlounges – all for one ticket price per night. For more information on Essence Festival or Essence magazine, log on to
The State Farm Bayou Classic showcases the longstanding intrastate rivalry between the Southern University Jaguars and the Grambling State University Tigers. More than just a football game, this weekend-long event is an extravaganza celebrating historically black colleges and universities, tradition, sportsmanship, marching bands, academic achievement and competition. Dubbed the “Granddaddy” of African American sporting events and the “Super Bowl” of black college football, the State Farm Bayou Classic has seen tremendous growth over its history. The game, which is played on Thanksgiving Weekend, is the only nationally televised historically black college football game. The game is aired live on NBC. The event has been played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since 1976. For more information, please visit
The LHSAA/State Farm Prep Classic is the Louisiana high school football state championship with an attendance of more than 50,000. The Prep Classic is recognized as one of the top high school sporting events in the country. Countless college and professional football players battled on the Superdome floor during their high school career. The games are also broadcast tape-delayed on Cox Sports Television. For further details such as ticket information, playoff brackets and broadcast schedule, go to
The New Orleans Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and broadcast live on ESPN since 2001. The inaugural game featured Sun Belt Conference Champion North Texas and Colorado State from the Mountain West. Since 2002, the matchup has featured the Sun Belt Champion versus a Conference USA opponent. Following Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 game was played on December 20 in Lafayette, Louisiana at Cajun Field on the campus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and was dubbed the New Orleans Bowl at Lafayette. The game returned to the Superdome on December 22, 2006, with a new corporate sponsor in freight company R+L Carriers, renaming the game the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. For more information, please visit