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Superdome to get Superbowl facelift

September 20, 2012

NEW ORLEANS — The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be free of dirt and mildew in plenty of time for the Superbowl in February, according to The Times-Picayune.

superdomeDoug Thornton, senior vice president of SMG, the company that manages the Superdome, has said there will be "one big difference in this cleaning of the 9.6-acre roof than that of the most recent pressure washing," the article stated.

"The manufacturer has allowed us to use chemicals for the washing, which we hope will not only help clean it more effectively, but also inhibit any regeneration of the mold growth," Thornton said.

"It angers me just as much as it angers the typical New Orleans citizen when they drive down the road. At some point in the not too distant future, we'll budget for a complete re-coating of the roof," Thornton added.

According to the article, the washing will cost nearly $130,000, and is part of the $3 million worth of work ongoing in preparation for the 2013 Super Bowl.