Superdome To Get New Name

The home of the New Orleans Saints is getting a new name.

Greg Bensel, a spokesman for the team, confirmed Monday that the Louisiana Superdome soon will be known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Bensel says the automaker is signing on for a 10-year naming rights deal that the team was allowed to pursue under the terms of its current lease that runs through 2025.

The deal, to be formally announced Tuesday afternoon, marks the first time the stadium is being called anything other than the Louisiana Superdome.

Details of the value of the deal have not been released.