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Today in NOLA: 9.6.14

It’s time to let your judgment go as Shotgun Cinema screens Stop Making Sense tonight. Tulane inaugurates a new stadium and ignites regional rivalries with a home game against Georgia Tech. Plus, Ty Segall performs in the French Quarter, Little Freddie King plays on Frenchmen, and two top-quality local theatre productions continue their opening weekend. Have a rockin’ Saturday night:

Roads Close as Tulane's Yulman Opens

It's no Mardi Gras, but uptown is going to see some traffic disruptions on Saturday (9.6) when Tulane's Yulman Stadium officially opens. The City has issued a set of reminders and guidelines for road closures, parking regulations, and all the other hoopla accompanying the sold-out opener.

Today in NOLA: 9.2.14

New Orleans has a new home for college football: Tulane celebrates the official opening of Yulman Stadium today. The team play their first game in their new home this Saturday against Georgia Tech. Get a taste of the history of New Orleans’ most venerable restaurants at the Louisiana State Museum, tonight and Thursday only. And it’s time to space out: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner saxes it up at Siberia tonight. Click through for more events and free punk rock tonight:

Tulane, City Finalize Fine Print on Yulman Stadium

Before Friday, Tulane's future football stadium already had a name and funding, but one critical piece remained before the golden shovels come out. Tulane and the City had to resolve lingering public concerns over the new crowds, cars and crap that would fill the Uptown neighborhood surrounding the university. On Friday, the City released the final agreement with the university, which puts restrictions on the Yulamn Stadium's uses, instates traffic and parking plans and details the boots on the ground necessary to control the football fans' litter.

NoDef Nods: Construction

A Look at 12 of the City's Most Constructive Projects to Happen Last Year

New Orleans still has a long way to go, but residents saw steady progress in 2012 in terms of infrastructure, road improvements, and long-awaited renovations. Here are NoDef's 12 construction picks for 2012.

Tulane Names New Football Home Yulman Stadium

by M.D. Dupuy

The new Tulane stadium  won't be called Tulane Stadium, or even New Tulane Stadium. No, all ghosts of the past will lie with the mummies below New Orleans. Pressing into the future, University President Scott Cowen announced at a press conference today that the long awaited facility has been christened Yulman Stadium after donors and retired Serta Mattress magnate Richard Yulman, and his wife Janet.

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