The Mercedes-Benz Superdome was first built in 1975 and the largest domed structure in the world has, over the last 40 years, hosted six Superbowls (as well as three NCAA’s Final Fours). With a capacity of more than 76,000 and a dome that soars to a heigh of 253 feet, there are few more impressive places to see a football game.
Frenchy has long captured the feats of the Saints and the energy of the Superdome crowds on canvas, in some of his most popular works. The Superdome was also the site where he had a particular personal epiphany. “I’ve painted many Saints games,” he explains, “standing on the sidelines but the first game back after hurricane Katrina was one of the most moving moments in my life. I cried the first time when I walked back into the space. At that moment, any reservations I may have had about New Orleans being my true home vanished.”
—Randy “Frenchy” Frechette
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