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Champions Square Will Not Broadcast BCS Championship Game

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fans without game tickets urged to find another good spot to watch

NEW ORLEANS (January 5, 2012) - Fans for Saturday's NFL playoff football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions and Monday's BCS Championship game are invited to celebrate before the game in Champions Square, but neither game will be broadcast on the big screen from the popular entertainment zone adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Superdome officials are expecting large crowds in Champions Square before each event. Although Champions Square is open to the public, only individuals with tickets are encouraged to enter the square due to the limited size of the space.

"We expect huge crowds for both of these exciting games, and we want all fans to have the best experience they can," says Doug Thornton, Senior Vice President for SMG, the firm that manages the Superdome, Arena, and Champions Square for the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District. "Champions Square is a great way to enjoy the gameday experience, but if you don't have tickets for either game, we recommend you make plans to watch the game elsewhere as neither will be broadcast at the Square."

Champions Square is located between Girod and Poydras streets on LaSalle Street. It is adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Benson Tower in downtown New Orleans. The entertainment zone is managed by SMG, the company that manages the Superdome and New Orleans Arena. For more information about Champions Square, visit or call 504-587-3663.