The New Orleans Saints’ Caesar’s Superdome had to be evacuated on Wednesday morning as a construction fire broke out in the stadium, according to the New Orleans Fire Department.
The fire department posted a tweet at 7:47 AM ET claiming there was a “construction fire in the walls.”
FOX8Live.com reported no smoke could be seen around the structure’s exterior but it did blow out onto the field. As mentioned above, the stadium was evacuated, with fire personnel extinguishing the blaze.
The fire is believed to have started near Gate C.
The Superdome is scheduled to host the Sugar Bowl Between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday afternoon. The Saints are also set to play their final home game of the season against the Carolina Panthers on January 8.
There’s nothing just yet to suggest any of these events won’t be hosted at said venue in the wake of the evacuation. There were also no reports of anyone suffering injuries.
Renovations have been ongoing at the Caesar’s Superdome for the last few years but the exact cause of the fire was not reported.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.