Jay Cicero

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Chris Miller
January 14, 2020 - 8:49 am
If you already miss the College Football National Championship party, just wait. There are several major sporting events to come to New Orleans. "We have the Women's Final Four returning for a fourth time, which is a record host for any city, and in 2022 we have the Men's Final Four coming back for...
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Chris Miller
March 22, 2019 - 9:23 am
While we cheer on LSU in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, we're waiting on our turn to host the Final Four again. New Orleans hasn't been home to The Final Four since 2012. The big dance will return in three years. "The NCAA awarded us the 2022 Men's Final Four," said Greater New Orleans...
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January 16, 2019 - 8:35 am
(WWL.com) Postseason success for the Saints results in a victory for the local economy. President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Jay Cicero says even retailers that do not sell Saints merchandise benefit from the Black and Gold, especially if they keep winning in the playoffs...
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Jim Hanzo
January 24, 2018 - 9:36 am
Super Bowl LII will pit the New England Patriots versus the Philadelphia Eagles, and tens of thousands of people will fill Minneapolis, Minnesota in February for a game that could have been played in New Orleans. So when will it be the Big Easy's turn to host the big game again? Super Bowl host...
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Chris Miller
September 12, 2017 - 10:41 am
Despite the opening night loss, the New Orleans Saints hope they can finish their season where they started it: at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It's the host of this season's Super Bowl -- a game that could have gone to New Orleans, but the NFL decided they're rather spend February in...
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September 08, 2017 - 2:20 pm
(WWL.com) -- North America is bidding against Morocco to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup and New Orleans wants to get in on the action. Jay Cicero, CEO of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, says the Crescent City has already hosted 10 Super Bowls, six men’s Final Fours and the World Cup would...
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Jim Hanzo
May 25, 2017 - 10:43 am
With the NFL moving the 2021 Super Bowl from Los Angeles to Tampa at the league's spring meeting this week, New Orleans is still without hosting an upcoming Super Bowl and there is no opportunity coming to bid on the big game. Now that Los Angeles will get the 2022 Super Bowl, the host for Super...
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