New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome recently announced a $450 million renovation. (Getty Images) Two years plus options at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center Centerplate has reupped its hospitality contract with New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center. Centerplate has been with both buildings since 1999. The Superdome, home of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, has launched a massive $450 million renovation, the first major upgrade for the property since the repairs that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Additions will include a new large kitchen and food-service area in a space currently being used for parking. “There was no RFP required for this purpose,” said Steve Trotter, Centerplate’s regional vice president. “We have a great working relationship with our clients. We had a chat, made a deal, and we remain.” Great relationship indeed. In an annual evaluation of all 32 NFL teams, conducted by the League Observation Program and third-party audits,… Continue Reading NOLA Venues Extend Centerplate Deal

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