Price tag to study Superdome renovation hits $422,000

Price tag to study Superdome renovation hits $422,000

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The people who run the Mercedes-Benz Superdome want to spend $422,000 to figure out the best way to overhaul the site.

According to our partners at|The Times-Picayune, the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District has approved funding for a master plan to renovate the dome. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will go to a San Francisco-based company to come up with renovation strategy.

Superdome commission officials say renovation is necessary to modernize the facility and extend its life as a competitive venue to host major events.

They predict an extensive renovation will cost somewhere between $150 and $500 million.

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