Superdome Chooses Sportexe for 2007 Football Season
one year after Sportexe installed 121,412 square feet of the SMG-managed
Louisiana Superdome just in time to welcome home the NFL’s New Orleans Saints
after a year removed from the city following the devastation of Hurricane
Katrina, the SMG has chosen Sportexe turf for the fourth consecutive year to
serve as the host surface during what could be the most competitive football
season the Superdome has ever scheduled.
been pleased to showcase Sportexe turf on repeated national and statewide
telecasts with millions watching,” said Superdome Assistant General
Manager, Danny Vincens. “We’re happy with the product and the teams have
University will play a
combined 17 games in the Superdome in 2007, including two NFL preseason games
and not counting any playoff games the Saints could qualify to host in January.
Beginning with the annual State Farm Bayou Classic featuring Grambling State
and Southern University on Thanksgiving Day, the Superdome will host three
professional football games, five Louisiana high school state football
championships, one high school all-star game, the R+L Carriers New Orleans
Bowl, the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the BCS championship game scheduled for Jan.
a lot of football, and a lot of use for big-time turf,” said Vincens.
Saints, coached by 2006 Sportexe NFL Coach of the Year Sean Payton, enjoyed its
best season in franchise history on Sportexe finishing the year with a 10-6
record and an NFC South division title. The Superdome was re-opened with
massive fanfare as the Saints upset the heavily favored Atlanta Falcons in
front of a national television audience on ESPN’s Monday Night Football to
start the season.
are proud to be once again the field of choice for the Louisiana
Superdome,” said Mark Nicholls, CEO of Sportexe “The success of both
the Saints and the City of New Orleans over the past year has been an
inspiration to us all and Sportexe is fortunate to play a small role in the
rebuilding efforts of this extremely proud culture.”
Sportexe clients located in
include LSU and Tulane. Sportexe is also featured in the New Orleans Arena,
home to the Arena Football League’s New Orleans Voodoo and home to ArenaBowl
XXI on July 29, and the
City, home to the arenafootball2’s Bossier City
Battlewings and ArenaCup8 on Aug. 25.
can also be found underfoot of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens,
Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers, along with
Alabama, Southern Miss and Pitt. Sportexe is
the official turf provider for the AFL, af2, Major Indoor Soccer League and
National Lacrosse League.