NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Superdome is getting a new name. It's going to be called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The deal was announced Tuesday by the German automaker and the New Orleans Saints football team.
The stadium isn't just home to the Saints -- it has hosted six Super Bowls, a Republican presidential convention, a visit from the pope and it served as refuge for thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina.
A spokesman for the Saints says Mercedes-Benz USA is signing on for a 10-year naming rights agreement. Although the stadium is owned by the state of Louisiana, the Saints hold the authority to sell the naming rights.