Thursday, October 06, 2005

Katrina Still Tormenting New Orleans

First it was Tulane. Then it was the Saints and the Hornets. Now the Sugar Bowl is leaving New Orleans for Atlanta. The game will be played in the Georgia Dome on January 2.

Sugar Bowl officials said last month the game would be played in either the Georgia Dome or Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.
Baton Rouge doesn't have enough hotel rooms to accommodate the tens of thousands of people the game attracts. Sugar Bowl officials were hoping New Orleans could provide the space needed, but recovery efforts have not moved fast enough to make that possible.
The Superdome has hosted the Sugar Bowl since 1975. Before that, it was played at Tulane Stadium, starting in 1935.