Champions Square is an outdoor festival plaza connected via grand staircase to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the primary event space used for concerts before events at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the New Orleans Arena. The 121,000 square-foot plaza is centered around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans Arena, Hyatt Regency, Benson Tower, and numerous parking garages and food courts. Phase I included the construction of the plaza and staircase leading from the Superdome.
Construction initially began in the Spring of 2010 and Champions Square formally opened August 21, 2010. Phase II further improved the square following the 2010-2011 NFL season with the installation of a new permanent grand staircase with amphitheater seating, permanent restroom facilities, stone pavement, LED lighting, palm trees, and a vine wall spanning the length of the plaza alongside the Superdome. Before each NFL football game, the square hosts concerts which are free and open to the public. The square is only open to pedestrian traffic. Inside the square there are numerous food and beverage options either in the food court or outside under tents.