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Superdome, 2005


The stadium provides refuge to thousands of refugees from Hurricane Katrina.

The site of several Super Bowls, the stadium had its most famous and important moments when an estimated 20,000 New Orleans residents took refuge inside the dome from Hurricane Katrina. At least three people reportedly died inside before everyone was evacuated several days later. The stadium reopened to the NFL a year later after $140 million of repair work -- although they probably should have paid closer attention to the power system.