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1-25-13 3:10pm Mark Romig

Jan 25, 2013|

Spud talks with Mark Romig, President and CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing, about what to expect for Super Bowl week in New Orleans.

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Okay -- Itself. With the women's -- is on number. 8668890. H seven is October in -- got a whole bunch of stuff on the pot that we've been have been there all day started out talking with the state rep pat comic about the tolls and additional tolls on the east bank the possibility of that we talked through into the pot about the sugar babies. Last hour at some interest in comments on that. Now we gotta talk and mark -- maker who is joining us he's the president CEO and Walter is -- marketing board pay -- missed the mark Howell audio. And on it is a beautiful day and -- yes it is. When it's rainy it's beautiful -- and likely. Because. Well for one thing it's all another thing it's monogram long and another thing it is the Super Bowl in. It's -- money. Like like that -- Superman aerial -- Tony they kill all the bad guys but the beat them. -- now let's get right down to there are there is going to be a whole different way fooling around in the city. I mean we're all used to market and we and that's the tenth time. That the city has hosted via the Super Bowl so -- throwing huge events in the strangest this is. -- And and there's going to be a different way handling and then there has been in the past and my first question is some document mentioning asked mark roaming. How close can you get the championship square. With out these Super Bowl ticket because they you know a lot of folks just -- mingle with a crowded field excitement so let's. Let's start when that when Mardi Gras day what's going to be the restriction on the number just old Sunday week but it what is going to be the -- road restrictions on people. How close can you get to the -- if you haven't taken yet you know you're. Yeah that's a very good question and now because of the security perimeter that will be located route the Mercedes-Benz superdome up only ticketed fans will be able to get into chants and square that's actually being. Utilized as a pregame tailgate section for a eight. That individuals who had tickets to McCain so you can't get into that. Channel what are they gonna they gonna they're gonna have like for instance. You have the security people when you come into the dome with your ticket base and you they scan your -- and that kind of stuff they basically moving that. Two yeah perimeter outside of the -- Correct to -- right it'll be extended out beyond port street up to almost too aware of that oil and avenue importers -- and that again. In a defeat there during this Homeland Security event. This is just the level security that is occurring at all these two doubles so the last several years. We we saw initially began back in 2002 when we -- so Super Bowl people remember that. The security area around the dome has been expanded and it took that they give everyone about however you know there are other areas where people can go enjoyed. The revelry and act extends out to Verizon's global war which is along -- -- park. Beginning now that this week coming up LB music and entertainment news sent out from Thursday all the way to Sunday so. You know the game is occurring at misstatements superdome but it -- the Super Bowl activities really occur all around the city the downtown area from the convention center all the way down to the Goldberg. Park area why I mean I know there's a big men going on in that main hall of the the World War II museum you know to do with the of the parachute plane is the big a big deal set up in the -- Yeah you've got you've got parties that are being you know put on all these venues in national Portuguese in obviously will be opened to the public of the week. Where you got -- to new blowing pretty -- pavilion on the I don't they have -- done very well to. Brilliance of both parties in the evening with some of these corporate sponsors that are -- -- that -- a lot -- just came on in the French Quarter by Jackson square and it reminded me a weekend I mean there's so much excitement and and good good people down there are -- people are in Baltimore disturbances that. Yeah all that good and they're coming in and we need to treat them all. With respect and -- and we like I -- at home yes but we all need to Wear our saints. We all need -- blackout the city and we'll welcome. Don't yet know that -- -- you know like what Super -- share that joy. But where you censor. But aren't really looking good out there well. Our Carol merry -- so that's some of the biggest questions and -- taking your calls that comes from Mark -- ago. About the about the upcoming super bowl of it starts the whole it's a weeklong event might actually I mean it's a Mardi -- -- Roland all weekend long and they have certain street closures that. Next week coming were already got traffic information about the gonna shut down the port just off ramp from the -- and they're shut down more and they're not gonna be closing the lanes on the on the expressway is anywhere but they will be shutting down. Also ramps or -- you're gonna see a lot more traffic like somebody would get off. Say. You know not been up or shut down saint Charles poll what was that -- the Loyola exit at the point to sex that. -- and I think that the best thing to do is check no not go. Plus suitable. And the city web site has completely -- Bubba. Updates on the street closures and -- where. And again currently you know will the Obama citizen outlook here of a much like except for years and DC. And it did you know the inconveniences is just temporary this is all about. Putting on a desk based to show the world that you know belongs is the most resilient city in the density. And -- it's -- so beautiful that. We've been able to do this and show the world that we come back that we have many more things to do to get to continue getting better. We've done so much to get to this point. We I'm. One of the things one of the big selling points and when you know. I'm very proud to say I was -- I was part of the of the effort to get the Super Bowl -- this year this go round and I'll gladly kick in for the to get -- here -- and that's the goal to cities go to get a Becker and when he eighteen. That would be wonderful get to the city with 300 or -- you that your 2018 being the Tribe's annual new loans. Yeah well I mean it's it's a it's a PR bonanza. Not only for us but for the from the NFL but the thing of it is. They know how well we do things but every time we do we got to do better than we did -- -- right in Britain are yet -- So that's what we're going to be doing this week frankly this week not only is a big event but it's also an audition to -- to get a -- -- -- eighteen. Read -- good decision makers that make those sorts of decision for the info will certainly be in town all week on the owners. And down you know our focus is on this week ended you know 47 Super Bowl NFL attempt in the city of New Orleans but certainly. Having it done the right way and eventually the world we really no other computers. -- I mean look shut down their shutting down and I got to go to traffic can keep its at a bombing our young -- let let me step -- into traffic and because people trying to -- 26 only seventy or calls a question mark Roma presidency don't know -- as a marketing. With the Super Bowl committee next week -- Super Bowl week this is a big weekend for more McGraw. And then Super -- cranks up big time all star and first thing Monday morning all the way through next Sunday we will be broadcasting from radio row that's in the convention center. But this stuff going on the World War II museum of stuff going on wall Albert park and that's one of the beauties of the city I mean literally. You can basically walked all this summit taking awhile. But it's not like you gotta get a car and drive fifteen minutes -- the heck out of town to go to where via. Where the game is on the events -- somewhere else so that's the beauty about the city north but folks this again this is an audition for us to get the show again. In 2018. To celebrate -- tri Centennial here it's oh. Everybody put on your best game face then let's go up there have a great time and if nothing else if you can't do that fifth step on the way. Mark roaming my guess your cost get a -- -- -- -- our. We're back on the question of my guess is Barkley Roma. CEO president's new -- through marketing and we're talking about Super Bowl. Next week -- -- a for a little while longer or something more your calls and comments about the questions to the people's enemy text question. Can media part of the dome I got I got my part and amoeba and -- -- so there's like 5000. Media of people coming. Big trucks big you know radar Owens satellite trucks and -- -- I mean we've been plot and planning on this. Since since the gig was given in and is a big committee that deals and stuff bought the beauty about the city is that everything -- when they're walking distance that the killer rabbit is that everything is when walking distance and make room for police trucks -- and it's up. Is gonna seriously you know it's going to be temporary but it's gonna inflict itself apart from the people got to come downtown and work I mean what is your first piece of advice for folks. Like you know take your vacation this week the market. Well I certainly think it what you plan that we get there working in the downtown area you know check with their building and normal parking com. The situation and does she where -- stand with that. You know. If you can carpal that's great if you get trucked off if if he takes public transportation you got record books on umbrage at planet. And it could go to the bill back -- questionable sites take a look at see where that mystery quote is located. But you just I mean it is is temporary. Could -- I would agree -- foreign the city of that in the state in the country in the world with. The typical week -- moral part of it I mean at the citizen we all have role playing. -- -- -- -- to the world because -- that we can handle it and we are the most hospitable city so I just say you know -- -- -- plan ahead and it will get through it it's it'll be fantastic. Right now and people ask me at the suitable sold out. We're loaded into that. All right fortunately that's what it's that's an easy question will be I don't have a ticket and I think that yeah and ended. You know what when nicknamed. They came to me and asked me about you know what I do the voice over for the presentation for the tape and residents and -- you know Marlee Matlin and an hour at the hole that was gonna go to the presentation. -- -- -- okay well you know what's your price for a ticket to a a relative price when really wanna take outs in the top pop up I mean yeah if you wanted to get that a Super Bowl. I mean. You know gravity needed to audible what's your best guess I mean we're out of everything Obama. I think it to go on line into that to the ticket brokers that do that sort of thing and a -- -- but you know I just remembered for the Super Bowl and the world -- one Miami. What -- fortunate to go to the game in Miami I was at home with a group friends family. And I don't think you know a great place to watch game like that is. Near the kitchen and the bathroom what or watching a better. -- -- -- at the state will be sold out it will be. All of rubble was from both teams and you know they themselves on the -- the people bring you suitable and it's it would appear that it is it is the big -- that we have. Now what can we take advantage of that is being brought in specifically for the army for okay well I know they were -- and -- in the the -- -- -- Loyola furlong Reiman well they carried it up and got that. Going on. But I mean for instance you know like -- is asking are we gonna have four G phone service in the city for awhile mean. You'd like you've got a good -- -- -- -- five downtown. You know obviously you're dealing with the committee members of the media in town. And that on this story of the world that release you know around the world and make sure that they they have come activities so. That. That's exactly -- You know the airport has such a lasting benefit all as it is that. A better looking airport. It can be running excellent work smoothly and at the Google car actually there. -- you said the streetcar line you know at the morial convention center has a brand new -- to war. And you're grateful to cut there have been about this morning kind of opened the week. And again the convention bit of that Oprah billion dollar economic impact to the city of Portland. In interest conventions that are so you know it's you can go to any -- billion dollars in the city of acrobat that are so important. Mean the benefit that that are getting ready just a global wildly beyond Super -- lasting legacy in the debate these are things that you will be enjoyed pro time on. Lot of cities do mean it for instance the city that hosts. Summer -- Winter Olympics or are you or somebody you know they went up to Lake Placid data -- -- lift for the Olympics many many years ago but that you have to go out there and right delusion and whatever all that stuff so. I mean all that stuff this is not a a breakfast and that's being put up for the show -- well. -- -- used to the bullet the goal line so it could have a deadline I don't think from the that would cut down on time or it would have been -- think about it tomorrow but. OK with that I -- deadline for the second quarter of French Quarter street downtown on war. In other corporate syndicate that people comic. I'd hate to mention what I would my dad that Jerry Brown the first Super Bowl whatever came to the war in 1970 -- statement to a stadium. And I remember that event. A teenager and teenagers and it was an electric Micah or think in almost I mean I don't think. No would've known gonna grow into what is now even -- 2002 blocked probably until now it is such a large or much larger than. -- know what you. Remember the 2002 and going around there and it was run out and eleven. They have a lot of fences put opinion analog army of people military and nobody does that mean you might not have tanks out there but got the same. Level of. The security. Guard and a -- into but five. -- -- playground facilities are being upgraded with the 2% to serve as excited as the current combat global. Has taken a date. And director of project across an entire cities so we've got upgrade. Two facilities. Carter's field and -- playground. Corel stadium country and park -- lines that are so each one of them. District and the fear of being touched by. A team of volunteer go in and help those abilities become even better and it can feel of the -- Feel that they too that the game we played on it movie which growth stadium so that took the ball field will be at the door playground. That equipment is hang on you one more segment and all right don't go anywhere but audiences in the newsroom we have other things you need to tell you all about. And it will be back more with mark Omega presidency you know wants tourism marketing -- tournament next week's. Big on up to Super Bowl here and negates that need to be Libya us cheapest tickets were all taken off the public 2041. Dollar a good look where that. 20041 dollar and -- the cheapest ticket yeah well then known they would. On my guess is Barack Obama presidency you know ouster as a marketing and we're talking about next week's Super Bowl week the run up to the big game adults up it's going on. Of people sent me text questions about the taxi cab Euro and -- like that more commercial -- next week. But there are people asking why doesn't airport mark what in the airport. Have a nice large sign on airline notes on the airline drive -- bonuses they're gonna go. That at some else in the works well. I'll I'll call that in I wouldn't -- that but certainly as much fun it is possible world. Well at the big silently airline it justice like shell. Raceway something like that now when there are other apps. That keep you up to date about Super Bowl activities is going on the set because yeah there Mardi Gras -- -- Right -- we've got a visitor. Cult cult GO bill -- OLA which Korea. Which decorum in your iPhone or android so free and available to go north and no light. I'll be NFL aren't going to web site -- statement of their their own apple app could relate to regain it and you don't think trickle on around the Tucci and I'll -- But start with that they're called Google that is crucial that apple could ignore them but certainly gave you everything you need to know from the standpoint of attractions and music being played -- very that you're on the city and open up our audio tour as John Goodman and Soledad O'Brien and my dad had to vote whoever it is for. -- a good way to have -- -- it and. I had I didn't want those two is Monica fallen into the -- -- made the cut. Some -- wants to know if where is that. If they're gonna paint over here Leo ever after with a no pain over the walls along I ten by the prisons. -- not its -- somewhere along the interstate expressway. I don't think it has anything to do with those walls there are going to market failures signs. Obviously all the beautiful image swap and holes opened an airline in the you know like -- it looks like he can't. Everything -- and a lot of appeal for me well. Got -- court records -- the Department of Transportation development they committed about thirteen million dollars futurist station improvements -- recorder from the airport down into the city. And so on that disk eight there has stepped up to its own transportation budget. Our -- -- and then they also what was so about eleven million dollars or Obama. Upgrades to current quarter's streets. And sidewalks and that's been very helpful. Market people access the free Wi-Fi downtown if it's going to be year. -- You know I don't know that answer but I will find it out and and call you back which you can go to Europe Taylor -- Nine and to send us an email plug into orbit but I -- at it'll be. It will be for its its Wi-Fi for all the press is going to be so be here all week. -- -- Is that it's got to be up and running all the medias here so -- get a picture package and a dramatic of the package. Let people know there are rights and I got people's enemy you know suggestions like here's a month ago an -- and Paris. I got a scooter you know on the normally drive and it's but this they gonna take theirs to order. They got Olivo bicycle locked up somewhere with a friend or some -- in the -- be right their bicycles around some people already wanting. I'm thinking about taking my bike down the conventions are a lot to work and other media senators using net we get back in court to 21 potential avenue as it it'll be an easier way to go back and forth and in a little -- or hurt. No and frankly I would do that same thing to -- I got to bring my kids and look I got to -- pickup truck. -- a -- got a fancy. You know slumming it way out got a four car comedy I got to bring my kids to school in the morning Richard Robert which you pick on the way and sure bring -- why not. You know what. I'm I'm actually go to talk to some of you know friends that work ran into -- and -- the -- Ian hope who wants the board does a bunch of stuff he's one of IT guys. He rides his bicycle in from the by water over there a slight. You know what if I didn't have to come over some -- -- big homes package using exercise do when I'm not run a bicycle down airline highway. You know report you know I mean I would I would I would try to do it -- but forgot one more thing -- -- -- you go look at this email here. From some of the people. Who were dealing with the the green initiative that -- host committee is big environmental committee of the host committee is trying to make this agreement smarting grow on the in -- a Super Bowl history. And they -- like okay purchasing carbon credits okay I'll on the gonna get that one of the things they are doing and reclaiming Super Bowl banners displayed -- -- other promotional items which will be manufactured into a myriad of souvenir items such as tote bags wallets. And shower curtains and -- like that plus they're planning and giving away 7000 trees. They're going to be make in -- of those big banners hang it up and admirably though turned that into like a Super Bowl tote bag and. So don't act that's what happened right after the Miami Super Bowl where the saints won. All the flag all of those batters came down and -- They were -- purpose it into bags and aprons and so it was as a way to show that you know that it's this -- as a environmentally friendly way to to move forward. And through the strategy of sponsorship. And they produce have been called goat green. And it is is a way trust to show. To show how this will be the most. Illuminate how how would you can be against them it's. I could do what is suitable equipment out -- Yeah I don't suitable dot com go to the web site and you know again that's that's a great one stop shop to prolong the nation that's going on this week. No suitable. It's it's that and write it down and it's here in my notes in a trust my producer. All right -- that that is a good stop shop for it commission about the a suitable. And it's going to be how many people literally not 5000 media people how many people were expecting to com. To the city for Super Bowl week what's what's the best latest estimate. We're thinking about a 150000. People will be here and regain plus the the defense that committed to be part of what's happening with an -- experience. The Verizon to global -- and just to be in this city to -- to help celebrate really which is cool what is going to be just a fantastic event for the city -- We got a couple people work here. Not on the air but a couple of people work for four in a column -- and he volunteered. To help low at halftime so they're over there moving beyoncé stages that in a practice and in such a flight. You know. Everybody wants a little piece of the -- and everybody is also participant have a good time. You know we had 181000 people sign up to be volunteers -- -- please everybody but it's got a great turnout people who -- -- civic pride you'll be part of this and and I guess everybody is going to be an ambassador in -- -- -- and not just being in the city and being. Part of our community and welcoming people into the -- be it should have tropical that we all play. Yeah and where you youngsters. Next time and -- vote. Yeah ago yeah get a new pelican at where that mark Roma presidency -- terrorism thank you protect it's really appreciative. With the -- all right back here's -- negates that need to -- Congratulations. Kerry Schmidt. Winner for the experience giveaway in the core pack every day next. 800. Dollar value you can go online and buy tickets. It is meant more. You can call up here and mediate caller every day and a giveaway for. In its okay. Com. But -- OK -- -- going to be -- an -- Tom tomorrow starting march traffic restrictions at mercy superdome expanding commuters and visitors. Most affected by the closure of the river bound lanes of pointers. From us. The point of street exit from nineteen holes will be closed tomorrow Saturday the Super Bowl. And he -- in addition to shut down on the roads immediately around the superdome and the exit ramp. From the river bound expressway to the dome. So as a result you can expect evidently. Getting into the downtown area as more traffic sports to other exit from the right in yet yourself -- game plan find out a different way to get to work next week. Commute with you know. Partner up with somebody but it's going to be here it's going to be here for a week you know where it's that if you wanna go experience that -- but there if you don't. Get -- your trusty map and get away from. And again no Super Bowl comes and find -- more information there's an app Kono would you don't know what. You can point that it and it is this weekend. As a bunch of great rates on crank it up tonight as a very cool parade tomorrow morning the 54 annual cruel cub scouts. Once that car. One team in the team is what's your app the parade at 10 o'clock in the rule eight you know one division street. And run through the neighborhood as the budget cuts got the girls -- they've been doing this for what 54 years now and it's wonderful neighborhood event girls and boys. From about two different schools the king ping company is Andrew throwing them. The fifth grade we've close to scout who goes to saint Christopher and the queen is Julia Keller but congratulations. King and queen of the fifth floor and normal that the fourth annual -- comes to. Parade that's tomorrow morning for this big huge happened in parades and wonderful little neighborhood parades you know imparted -- is go out experience. Super Bowl cranked it up big time Monday we will be broadcasting from radio row all next week. They're from different venues sports talk it's coming up next. Dot Ames has called country in news and information for you to run has been running the port open air market and artifice created called the they don't stay tuned to WW ought to bring everything you need. For the upcoming Super Bowl events and Marty Roth thanks for joining me this week I'll see you again Monday be safe. Mama don't call.

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