This multipurpose structure hosts everything from NBA games to traveling circuses.. The Venue It's hard to stand out when you're next door to the distinctive Superdome, but the New Orleans Arena manages just that. In color and shape, from the outside, its unique facade resembles nothing so much as an eight-faceted crystal. Inside, a large cube of replay screens hangs in the cavernous space, the centerpiece of a utilitarian design boasting easily adaptable seating configurations and luxury sky boxes. The Experience Home to the New Orleans Hornets and the New Orleans VooDoo, this 17,000-capacity arena attracts music and sporting events too large for the Keifer Lakefront Arena yet not quite big enough for the Superdome: Think Bruce Springsteen, Britney Spears, Shania Twain, touring ice shows and the World Wrestling Federation.