In a follow-up to Friday’s story, the Superdome is now open for business.
This story comes from the CTV.ca News Staff:
“Despite some who wanted to tear down the building, Governor Kathleen Blanco signed an executive order to fast track the rebuilding process, which was finished in nine months.
“This place is basically a brand new stadium at a total cost of $185 million,” said Simmelkjaer. “Most of it is coming from the federal government with the NFL kicking in $15 million.”
The Superdome, which hosted about 30,000 displaced residents after Katrina, was flooded with fans as the New Orleans Saints returned home to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 23-3.”
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With a report from CTV’s Tom Clark and files from The Associated Press.
Originally published Monday, September 25, 2006 11:20 PM ET.