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(Photo) The Mercedes-Benz Superdome All Lit Up With LED Lights Is Pretty Cool

Far out. And quite pretty. The new, colorful exterior lighting for the home of the New Orleans Saints — now, thanks to a new naming deal, is called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome — was unveiled Thursday night and I have to say I’m quite impressed.

Via NOLA.com:

Mercedes-Benz Superdome officials flipped the switch on a new LED lighting system Thursday, illuminating the outside of the 36-year iconic stadium in a spectrum of animated colors and images. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, Superdome commission Chairman Ron Forman and SMG Senior Vice President Doug Thornton hosted a free-to-the-public lighting ceremony to showcase the capabilities of the $1.6 million permanent system that is set to a musical soundtrack.

Fantastic. You can check out a great photo gallery from the ceremony featuring many breathtaking pictures taken from all angles of the lit-up Superdome here. The impression I was left with after viewing the gallery was how great it will be for all the Saints fans in New Orleans when they first come upon the Superdome in all its new wonder and splendor while driving in all their Mercedes.

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Superdome shining in different light as new LED system is unveiled [NOLA.com]