New Orleans hosts NBA All-star game for a third time
Posted on 2/17/2017 6:20:00 AM.

It's NBA All-star weekend again in the Big Easy. President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Jay Cicero says they didn’t have much time to plan because they only found out they were hosting last year. The event was moved from Charlotte, North Carolina, in light of an anti-LGBT law that was enacted last year.
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When might New Orleans see its next Super Bowl?
Posted on 2/3/2017 12:56:00 PM.
NRG Stadium in Houston is hosting its second ever Super Bowl this weekend, so when next will it be New Orleans' turn to get the big game? Jay Cicero with the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation says the Super Bowl is already awarded through 2021.
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New Orleans preparing to present its bid to host Super Bowl in 2019
Posted on 5/23/2016 2:50:00 AM.

New Orleans is seeking to host the Super Bowl in 2019 and those who will present a bid to the NFL owners on Tuesday are already in Charlotte putting the finishing touches on their presentation. New Orleans competition to host the 2019 Super Bowl is Atlanta, Miami and Tampa Bay.
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New Orleans bids to host SEC Baseball Tournament
Posted on 2/26/2016 2:56:00 AM.

The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation has submitted a bid to host the SEC baseball tournament at Zephyr Field in Metairie from 2017 to 2021. Several other cities are also bidding, including Nashville. But GNOSF President Jay Cicero says Louisiana has the biggest college baseball fan base in the nation, plus other assets.
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New Orleans and Sugar Bowl bid to host NCAA playoff and championship in 2019/2020
Posted on 5/26/2015 6:18:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the Allstate Sugar Bowl have put in a bid to host the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2019 or 2020. New Orleans is already competing to host the Super Bowls in those same years. 
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New Orleans to bid on future Super Bowls
Posted on 5/20/2015 3:41:00 PM.
New Orleans has been invited to bid to host the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls.  The Big Easy last hosted the Super Bowl in 2013.  Jay Cicero, President of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, says four other cities also received invitations.
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