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Superdome avoids major damage from Isaac’s winds and rain

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Hurricane Isaac continues a slow trudge through Louisiana, and has been downgraded to Tropical Storm status, but the damage (at least from the superficial football standpoint) is minimal.

The Saints left town early for tomorrow’s game at Tennessee, and the Superdome appears to have avoided major problems.

According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, there’s no significant damage to the inside or outside of the building, which took major hits during Hurricane Katrina seven years ago.

In fact, Doug Thornton, senior vice president for SMG (the company that manages the stadium for the state of Louisiana), said the building should be ready to host a Tulane game Saturday.

The roof which had to be replaced after Katrina showed no signs of damage, and there were no visible leaks Wednesday. The building also never lost power or water pressure.

“Overall, we seemed to fare very well,” Thornton said. “Nothing that can’t be repaired pretty quickly or that will prevent us from playing the Tulane game this weekend.”

Again, in the big scheme of things, whether the Saints stadium is standing is low on the list of priorities. But the place became a shelter and a symbol for the region in the wake of Katrina, and it’s good to know there’s at least some normal there.

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12 Responses to “Superdome avoids major damage from Isaac’s winds and rain”
  1. dogman9 says: Aug 29, 2012 6:59 PM

    You could have mentioned that the scheduled game this Saturday night between Tulane and Rutgers will go on as planned at the Superdome.

    OK I just did.

  2. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 29, 2012 7:15 PM

    Hopefully the test of the region avoids any devastation similar to Katrina…

  3. ahmiller21 says: Aug 29, 2012 7:16 PM

    “In fact, Doug Thornton, senior vice president for SMG (the company that manages the stadium for the state of Louisiana), said the building should be ready to host a Tulane game Saturday.”

  4. thetokyosandblaster says: Aug 29, 2012 7:52 PM

    Thank God. The last thing we need is another pity Super Bowl for the Saints.

    Who suck.

  5. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Aug 29, 2012 8:45 PM

    The Saints will still find a way to cheat anyways

  6. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Aug 29, 2012 8:46 PM

    Hopefully Isaac took the big Sean Payton poster down. What a joke the cheatin Saints are

  7. louisianafootballfan says: Aug 29, 2012 9:13 PM

    Wow, greatminnesotasportmind, you are a truly Petty person. I sit now, in my home 26 miles from the city, with no electricity. My family, who is staying with me, has flooding at their home and trees down all over their property. Are you so petty and desperate for attention that you will take any jab possible at the Gulf Coast Region? Sounds like sour grapes to me. If only Brett Favre wasn’t a pick machine. Maybe you wouldn’t be so bitter.

  8. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Aug 29, 2012 9:57 PM

    I have nothing against the Vikes, but how long do we think that some of their fans will continue to whine about the NFC title game where the Vikes turned it over five times and lost?

    You folks gotta get over this. The Saints “cheating” didn’t cause the Vikes to lose.

    The Vikes choked. As they usually seem to do in the big games…

    Sorry….but most of us remember that NFC title game as the game that the Vikes gave away.

  9. larryjames836 says: Aug 29, 2012 10:24 PM

    God is good to Louisiana if He is for us who can be against us. We not worried about what you people’s might say about us. We have know control of God work we just thank Him for watching over our families and friends and our hometown and state. New Orleans Saints plays this game not just to be playing they playing to win not just for the owner, not the people’s but the state of Louisiana.

  10. sloppydogg says: Aug 29, 2012 10:34 PM

    You mad again haters you need a hug, who dat nation kicking strong once again. I always say it is much easier to say bad things then it is to say nice things about someone. But we do not have that problem here in Who Dat Nation enough talk lets play ball…………..

  11. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Aug 29, 2012 11:30 PM

    Aug 29, 2012 9:13 PM
    Wow, greatminnesotasportmind, you are a truly Petty person. I sit now, in my home 26 miles from the city, with no electricity. My family, who is staying with me, has flooding at their home and trees down all over their property. Are you so petty and desperate for attention that you will take any jab possible at the Gulf Coast Region? Sounds like sour grapes to me. If only Brett Favre wasn’t a pick machine. Maybe you wouldn’t be so bitter.

    And yet here you are with enough electricity to log onto your laptop, computer, or cell phone that runs on electricity. Must not be that bad that power is out but somehow your internet and cell phone still work…

  12. goodolebaghead says: Aug 30, 2012 11:06 AM

    “And yet here you are with enough electricity to log onto your laptop, computer, or cell phone that runs on electricity. Must not be that bad that power is out but somehow your internet and cell phone still work…”
    *************************************

    Do you have any reading comprehension? HIS FAMILY is the one experiencing flooding and losses to everything they own, so THEY are bunkered down in his house which is not being affected. I’d honestly rather be flooded out than have to live another season as a Vikes fan. You guys have NOTHING going for you this season.

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