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May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

SAMEDI

May 27th

Palmer Park, 10AM
The May edition of the monthly art market
 
New Orleans Jazz Market, 3PM
Light bites, drinks, DJs
 
Bar Redux, 7PM
Horror, fantasy, and spiritual movies from 13 countries
 
Bacchanel Fine Wine and Spirits, 7:30PM
Progressive jazz from one of the cities best
 
The Howlin Wolf, 8PM
Improvisational funk music
 
Joan Mitchell Center, 8PM
Monthly open mic
 
The Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Tremaine The Tour with support by Mike Angel
 
Santos Bar, 10PM
Mind expanding multi genre music

DIMANCHE

May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
 
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
 
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
 
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
 
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
 
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
 
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

Football to Return Uptown: Tulane to Build On-Campus Stadium


by Brad Rhines

If you’ve ever had front row seats at the Superdome, you were probably at a Tulane game.  While the Saints have had sold out seasons in the Dome since 2006, Tulane games still struggle to draw crowds, but that could change with today’s announcement that a new Tulane Stadium will be built on campus in time for the 2014 football season.

 

While Tulane’s reputation is built more on academics than athletics, that’s only part of the reason for such sparse attendance at Green Wave home games.  Freshmen and sophomores at Tulane are required to live on campus and are prohibited from having cars, which means students who want to see the team play have to take the streetcar to Poydras then walk to the Dome.  It may not sound like much of a commute, but given the team’s lack of success in recent years and the gloomy atmosphere of a half-filled Dome, most students usually find another to spend a Saturday in New Orleans.

 

At a press conference today, university president Scott Cowen and Tulane athletic staff unveiled plans to build a 30,000-seat stadium on the site of the team’s current practice field.  The anticipated cost is $70 million, more than half of which has already been raised. 

 

 “it’s all about the home field advantage,” Cowen said.

 

According to a recent report from Fox 8 much of the funding has come from the Benson family and the Glazer family, which owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Why do the owners of the Saints NFC South rivals want a stadium at Tulane?  Avie Glazer, son of Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer, lives in New Orleans with his wife Jill Henkin Glazer, a Tulane alum who also serves on the university’s board.

 

The old Tulane Stadium was erected in 1926 and was an institution on campus before being demolished in 1980.  In addition to hosting TU home games, it was where the Sugar Bowl got its start, hosted three Super Bowls, and was the original home of the Saints, where John Gilliam returned an opening kickoff for 94 yards during the first game of the Saints’ inaugural season.

 

The news of the stadium follows the recent hire of Curtis Johnson, the Saints receivers coach, as head coach of the Green Wave football team.  It also caps off a busy six years, as Tulane worked to recover from the impact of Hurricane Katrina.  After closing for the fall semester of 2005, Tulane reopened and reorganized, making controversial decisions to close Newcomb College and the School of Engineering—a decision that outraged the late Ashley Morris and his HBO proxy Creighton Bernette, played by John Goodman.

 

According to Cowen, “we have now financially recovered from Katrina.”  Cowen expects the new stadium to energize not only the student body, but also the rest of the city, saying “it will be an economic driver for the city we all love.”

 

For more pictures and information, visit the Tulane University Community Stadium website.




It could be intentional. Try

It could be intentional. Try www.tulanestadium.com if you must.

The link at the bottom is to

The link at the bottom is to the ashley morris blog again...I think that's a mistake although it could be intentional

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