Superdome suffers no major damage from Hurricane Isaac

The site of Super Bowl XLVII remains in good shape.

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome sustained no major damage during Hurricane Isaac and will be open Saturday for the Tulane Green Wave’s season opener. According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, there were no serious damages to the exterior of the structure and no visible leaks.

Hurrican Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast region and did significant damage to the Superdome in 2005 and the roof was completely replaced in 2006.

"Overall, we seemed to fair very well," said Doug Thornton, vice president of the company that manages the stadium. "Nothing that can't be repaired pretty quickly or that will prevent us from playing the Tulane game this weekend."

The Saints’ first regular-season game at the Superdome will be Sept. 9 against the Washington Redskins.

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