The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is located in the New Orleans’ Central Business District, just west of the famed French Quarter and east of I-10. Home to the beloved New Orleans Saints of the NFL, the stadium has also hosted multiple Super Bowls throughout the years and hosts other major entertainment events.
There are numerous parking garages and lots within easy walking distance of the Super Dome. Our guide helps to uncover the best parking options in the area for every fan’s needs. Take a look at the cheapest rates, best locations, tailgating spots, and more information that will allow you to arrive at the stadium with a smile on your face and a few extra dollars in your wallet.
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Mercedes-Benz Superdome Public Parking
There are numerous parking lots and garages within easy walking distance of the Superdome that are open to the public and quite affordable. If you’re willing to walk around 15 minutes to the stadium you can find parking for as low as $10! Quite a deal for a parking space at a major NFL stadium. Most of the cheaper options are open surface parking lots, often underneath an interstate overpass. Otherwise, there are many parking garages just a few blocks away from the stadium that cost between $15-$40.
Book a space ahead of time so that you know exactly where you’re going to park, how much you’ll pay, that a space will be waiting for you on the other end of your journey. This is the easiest way to make sure that things go smoothly on game day and remove the potential stress from your Superdome parking experience.
Rates, Locations, and More!
|Lot/Garage Name||Price Range||Reserve Parking?||Distance to Gate||Walking Time|
|2000 Loyola Ave||$10||Book Now!||.4 Mi||8 Mins|
|Girod Garage||$30-$35||Book Now!||.3 Mi||6 Mins|
|City Hall Garage||$40||Book Now||.2 Mi||5 Mins|
|The BartPark Lot||Varies||Book Now||.5 Mi||9 Mins|
|300 Lasalle St Garage||$18||Book Now!||.3 Mi||5 Mins|
|650 O’Keefe Ave – Garage||$20||Book Now!||.5 Mi||10 Mins|
|275 Lasalle St Garage||$20||Book Now||.4 Mi||8 Mins|
|550 Baronne St. Lot||$28||Book Now||.5 Mi||12 Mins|
|Matthews Lot||$30||Book Now||.3 Mi||7 Mins|
**Prices and availability of lots and garages are subject to change.
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Official Mercedes-Benz Superdome Parking
The are seven official stadium parking garages and two surface lots adjacent to the Superdome and the Smoothie King Center, all of which are managed by SMG. These Superdome parking options accommodate up to 7,000 cars for a stadium with a maximum seating capacity of 72,002.
Parking at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is typically $30-$50 for Saints games. All on-site Superdome parking is cash only.
Official Stadium Parking Map
Below is the official parking of the SMG-managed complex for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Click here for a larger version of the map.
Take a look at locations, and pictures for official parking locations of both the Superdome and Smoothie King Center!
|Lot/Garage Name||Rate||Distance to Gate||Walking Time||GPS||StreetView|
|Garage #1||Varies||300 Feet||1 Mins||Go!|
|Garage #1A||Varies||500 Feet||2 Mins||Go!|
|Garage #2||Varies||250 Feet||1 Mins||Go!|
|Garage #2A||Varies||450 Feet||2 Mins||Go!|
|Garage #5||Varies||.2 Mi||4 Mins||Go!|
|Garage #6||Varies||.1 Mi||3 Mins||Go!|
|Champions Garage||Varies||.2 Mi||4 Mins||Go!|
|Lot 3||Varies||.3 Mi||5 Mins||Go!|
|Lot 4||Varies||.4 Mi||8 Mins||Go!|
The garages and lots located at the Superdome are certainly the closest, but can become really crowded and sell out quickly. There are plenty of garages and lots within walking distance of the stadium, but the Heal Garage at 300 Lasalle Street offers tons of inventory, is within close walking distance on the stadium, and allows parkers to reserve spots in advance to ensure you’ll have a parking spot for the game.
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Superdome Parking FAQs
- Q: What time do the parking lots open?
- A: 5 hours before kick-off for Saints games.
- Q: Where can I find oversize parking for a bus or RV?
- A: Surface Lot 3, located just west of the Champions Garage, can accommodate oversize parking for $75. However, this particular lot fills up very quickly, according to the Superdome’s parking office.
- Q: How about parking for other Superdome events?
- A: Parking rates and options differ depending on the event. For more information, check out the event pages for each specific event.
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Tailgating At The Superdome
Tailgating is prohibited in all official parking garages and lots run by the SMG group, unauthorized tailgating will result in ejection from the garage or lot. There are a few options around the stadium that will allow you to tailgate before the game.
Champions Square – this is a great option for those fans looking for the classic NFL pregame experience. Located at the base of the Superdome, you can either park in one of the official SMG lots and wander over, or reserve a space at a nearby garage ahead of time.
Many Saints fans will tailgate underneath the overpass of I-10, which would be a good first place to look if you’re driving into town
Alternatively, you can check out these parking lots if you’re looking to hold a tailgate of your own:
782 Loyola Avenue – 0.6 miles away
500 S Rampart St – 0.5 miles away
701 S Rampart St – 0.6 miles away
2000 Loyola Ave. – 0.8 miles away
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Public Transit To The Superdome
Check out the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority website for planning your route to and from the game using public transportation. A public transportation stop is located on Poydras Street across from Gate A Ground Level. Bus 84 and 16 offer service to the Poydras Street stop.
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Handicapped Parking At The Superdome
Parking for guests with disabilities is located on the top and bottom levels of each official garage with wheelchair accessible ramps. Additionally, there is parking available in Lot 3 along the fence closest to the Smoothie King Center. To gain access to ADA parking, proper vehicle registration is required as well as a current disabled placard with a matching identification card. To request specific ADA parking information for a particular event, contact guess services at (504) 587-3663.
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Mercedes-Benz Superdome Parking Resources
Official Mercedes-Benz Superdome Parking Page – The Saints’ Official parking page, which is includes locations, and directions. Pricing is typically available close to event date, but all lots are cash only.
SpotHero – SpotHero is an on-demand parking reservation services that operates in New Orleans, with plenty of inventory near the Superdome.
Mercedes-Benz Superdome Yelp Page – Get some great tips from fellow Saints fans on the Superdome! Read reviews and hear it from the people.
Mercedes-Benz Superdome Parking Blog – Learn more about finding the best parking options near the Superdome and ensure a smooth game day experience with this blog from SpotHero.com
Mercedes-Benz Superdome A-Z Guide – An indexed guide answering all your questions about various topics for game day at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.