Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Champions Square

This new 60,000 square foot outdoor festival area and public space was designed and implemented over a 6-month break immediately after the Saints Superbowl win in 2010. The space, created via the demolition of a part of the former New Orleans Centre Mall, was created for pre and post event activity at the Louisiana Superdome.

With accommodations for more than 8,000 people, Champions Square is New Orleans’ new ‘urban tailgating’ headquarters featuring a large music stage and high tech A/V infrastructure, street vendors, food, beverage and merchandise kiosks. The space is planned for more permanent infrastructure in coming years, with this first phase starting to ignite the economic and community opportunities.

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Ellerbe Becket, in a Joint Venture team, collaborated on the design of this space while working under contract with the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District (LSED).

Location: New Orleans, LA Map This Location
Size: 60,000 square feet
Year of Completion: 2010
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