What happened at the Superdome?

CAESARS Superdome is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

On September 21, 2021, FOX 8 anchor Kelsey Davis first reported that the building was on fire.

What happened at the Superdome?

Reports started coming in around 1pm on Tuesday afternoon that the roof was on fire.

In a video posted on Twitter by Davis, you can see smoke and flames atop the 273ft building.

While it is unknown if people were inside the building workers were seen on the roof when the fire broke out.

The New Orleans Fire Department was on the scene and gave the staff members the all-clear to re-enter before 1:30pm.

Davis later followed up on her report and said that there is now a "massive hole" on the roof.

What started the Superdome fire?

Doug Thorton, who is the VP of stadiums for the company that manages the Superdome, told a local reporter that the fire started "in the gutter tub."

It broke out while workers were pressure washing the roof, he added, but confirmed it "is under control."

What is the Superdome?

Construction for the Superdome began in 1971 and was completed by 1975.

The building is known as a multi-purpose stadium located in the Central Business District of New Orleans.

The stadium is also home to the New Orleans Saints of the NFL.

Back in July of 2021, the Saints and the stadium announced a 20-year, exclusive naming-rights partnership that rebranded the stadium as the Caesars Superdome.

“All of us at Caesars are proud to be part of New Orleans’ vibrant culture. We understand that the Caesars Superdome is more than an iconic venue, it’s the symbol of a resilient and innovative community,” Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment said via WAFB. “We’ve had a strong relationship with the New Orleans Saints for nearly two decades and we are thrilled with the opportunity to strengthen it and celebrate our commitment to the city, the state, and the entire Gulf Coast region.”

Along with hosting the NFL games, the Superdome will also host the 2022 NCAA Men’s Final Four, the annual Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff contests during the 2021-22 academic school year.

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