Date: September 7, 2005

Outside of New Orleans, the hardest hit major venue may have been the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi, which endured 5 feet of rushing water through the venues when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the coast Aug. 29.

“We’re still digging out from under the debris and the aftermath,” said Matt McDonnell, assistant executive director of the complex. “The situation is where we’re going to have to replac...

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