The Eye of the World is Upon Us


CBS Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square

Decatur Street from Wilkinson Row to Madison will be closed from 12 a.m.-4 a.m. on the following days:

• Tuesday, January 15

• Wednesday, January 16

• Thursday, January 17

• Tuesday, February 5

• Wednesday, February 6

The closures will also affect the horse carriages along Decatur Street. They are preparing to be relocated on the following days:

• January 14-16, 2013

• January 21-22, 2013

• February 4-5, 2013

Nearly 20 different television shows will be filmed in Jackson Square/Artillery Park the week of Super Bowl (January 27- February 3) including CBS This Morning; CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley; CBS Evening News Saturday; Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer; The Talk; The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson; The Super Bowl Today; Super Bowl Live; Inside the Super Bowl; NFL Monday QB; Rome; Lead Off; Inside the NFL; Eye on Pro Football in New Orleans; and OMG! Insider. Information about the shows can be found here:

Early morning and late night show sounds will be limited, and based on everything we know now, the lighting will not directly impact the buildings around the Square. Contrary to rumors, there will be no impact to the permitted artists or musicians on the Square. They want to showcase an authentic New Orleans to the rest of the world.

The current crew hours for broadcasts and/or taping is as follows:

Sunday, January 27: 7am – 11pm
Monday, January 28: 8:30am-1am
Tuesday, January 29: 4am -1am
Wednesday, January 30: 6:30am-12:30am
Thursday, January 31: 3am-12:30am
Friday, February 1: 3am-12:30am
Saturday, February 2: 3am-11:30pm
Sunday, February 3: 4am-end of day

This 40+ hours of national coverage will be great exposure and will highlight the great progress our city has made.

eyeCBS’ main compound will be at the French Market parking lots behind Washington Artillery Park so visitor parking will be limited.

ESPN at Jax Brewery lots

In addition to the CBS activities, ESPN will be filming over 120 hours of broadcasts the week of Super Bowl from the Jax Brewery parking lots off Decatur.

There will not be any full road closures during the load in period; however, there will be Intermittent Traffic Control (ITC) administered by the NOPD beginning on Thursday, January 23 at 12:01am until midday to bring large trucks onto the site.

More about their broadcast plans can be found here:

Katie Williams in the Film New Orleans office will be the primary City liaison between the community and the production teams during the event.

Katie’s office number is (504) 658-0923 and cell is (504) 329-0665. Her email is

The overall traffic plan for downtown as well as Clean Zone and permitting information is available online at