Mitch Landrieu says city well on its way to being 100 percent ready for the super event
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, other city officials and representatives of various groups gave an update Thursday on where the city stands as it prepares to host the 2013 Super Bowl on Feb. 3.
"The purpose of today's conference is to just remind the public that we're 100 days out and that we are well on our way to being 100 percent ready for the Super Bowl as it comes," Landrieu said.
"The idea is to make sure that New Orleans shines its brightest light at this particular time when we are on the world stage."
"The idea is from the moment that a tourist steps into the city of New Orleans or a customer from anywhere, whether they be in Louisiana or even in the city of New Orleans that they have a wonderful experience."
The mayor also reminded citizens of the Super Bowl's impact.
"This is gonna have over a $400 million economic impact, in hard dollars for the state and/or the city, and the amount of international publicity that we're gonna get is something that you cannot buy."