New Orleans Superdome is transformed into a championship haven

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At the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, every detail counts when it comes to the national championship game.

The Superdome’s operations manager, Tommy Gerace, says employees worked for hours to paint the field.


“It takes about six to seven hours to get all the paint down,” Gerace said. 


Gerace says he’s been a sports fan his entire life. He went on to say he’s honored he’s able to play a part of such a monumental game, but when it comes to who he’ll be rooting for, the answer is clear.


“LSU by a mile,” he said.  “Everybody in my family went to LSU.” 


He says he attended two of LSU’s championship games, but nothing will compare to this one.


“It’s just real special to have them here for such a big title and it’s a Heisman trophy year,” Gerace said. “It’s more than just a football game.”


On Monday, thousands of fans will be cheering for their favorite tigers and Gerace says he’s grateful he’ll be one of thousands of people who will witness the 2020 college football champion. 

Kickoff for that game is at 7pm on ESPN.

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