Pan American Stadium (New Orleans)

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Pan American Stadium
Pan Am Stadium
Pan American Stadium (New Orleans, LA)
LocationCity Park, New Orleans
Coordinates29°59′40″N 90°05′16″W / 29.9944°N 90.0879°W / 29.9944; -90.0879Coordinates: 29°59′40″N 90°05′16″W / 29.9944°N 90.0879°W / 29.9944; -90.0879
OwnerNew Orleans City Park
OperatorNew Orleans City Park
Capacity5,000
SurfaceFieldTurf
Construction
Opened1973
Renovated2008
Tenants
LHSAA (Football) (1973–present)
New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (USISL) (1993–1995)
New Orleans Blaze (WFA) (2002–2011)
New Orleans Shell Shockers (PDL) (2005)
New Orleans Jesters (NPSL) (2009–present)
New Orleans Privateers football (Club) (2012)
Motagua New Orleans (GCPL) (2014–present)

Pan American Stadium is a 5,000 seat multi-purpose outdoor stadium, located in City Park, in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is used for soccer, football, lacrosse and rugby.[1] It's currently home of the New Orleans Jesters of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)[2] and Motagua New Orleans of the Gulf Coast Premier League. The stadium also plays host to LHSAA football games and soccer matches.

History[edit]

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded the stadium. It was renovated and re-opened in 2008. A FieldTurf playing surface was installed at the stadium, along with new bleachers, new press box, new scoreboard and renovated locker rooms. The renovations were provided in part by the National Football League Youth Football Fund on behalf of the New Orleans Saints.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Lacrosse Series was held at the stadium from 2011–2015.[3][4]

The New Orleans Privateers club football team played at the stadium in 2012.

In 2015, the stadium hosted the high school rugby state championship.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Orleans City Park". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Official Website of the New Orleans Jesters: Stadium". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Allstate Sugar Bowl High School Lacrosse Classic". allstatesugarbowl.org. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  4. ^ "Behind the Scenes: Allstate Sugar Bowl Lacrosse Classic". insidelacrosse.com. 2018-03-18. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  5. ^ "2015 High School Championship Rugby @ Pan Am". nolarugby.com. 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2018-03-18.

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