Saints closing in on major renovation of Superdome, lease extension

By Vincent Frank
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints are going to remain in the Bayou for the foreseeable future.

According to Jeff Duncan of Nola.com, the Saints and the state of Louisiana are closing on a long-term lease extension as well as major renovations of the Superdome.

“State and New Orleans Saints officials are working toward an agreement that will keep the team in Louisiana through 2035 and include a transformative $450 million renovation of the Superdome,” the report read.

Duncan notes that the Saints are closing on a 10-year extension with the backdrop of the “most elaborate” overhaul in the 44-year history of the Superdome.

The host of multiple Super Bowl, the Superdome gained national recognition during Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. Though, it’s represented one of the best home-field advantages in the NFL.

After playing their initial seasons at Tulane Stadium, the Saints moved to the Superdome back in 1975 and have played at that venue ever since.