April 5, 2011

Past Venue: Tulane Stadium

New Orleans, LA

Year opened: 1926
Capacity: 80,985, up from 35,000 at opening

Tulane Stadium, 1926-80

Pro football tenants:
New Orleans Saints (NFL), 1967-74

Postseason games hosted:
Super Bowl IV, Chiefs 23 Vikings 7, Jan. 11, 1970
Super Bowl VI, Cowboys 24 Dolphins 3, Jan. 16, 1972
Super Bowl IX, Steelers 16 Vikings 6, Jan. 12, 1975

Other tenants of note:
Tulane University (college football), 1926-74

Notes: Hosted annual Sugar Bowl, 1935-74. Hosted Pelican Bowl, 1974. Hosted one home game for NFL Pittsburgh Pirates, 1938. Owned by Tulane University and built on site of former sugar plantation, perhaps the inspiration for the Sugar Bowl. After the Louisiana Superdome opened, the stadium was used for high school and intramural football games.

Fate: Demolished in 1979-80, the site is now used for student housing and a fitness center.

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