Lakefront Arena is located on the East Campus of The University of New Orleans at 6801 Franklin Avenue on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. Directions from the interstate system are as follows:
From the East (Slidell, Mississippi)
I-10 West towards New Orleans where you can exit onto Franklin Avenue (exit 238A). Turn right onto Franklin Avenue and continue for approximately 2.5 miles. The Arena is on located on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Lake Pontchartrain.
From the West (Metairie, Kenner, Baton Rouge)
I-10 East to I-610 towards Slidell. On I-610, exit at Franklin Avenue (exit 4). Turn left on to Franklin Avenue and continue for approximately 2.5 miles. The Arena is located on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Lake Pontchartrain.
From Downtown, French Quarter, Uptown
1-10 East towards Slidell. Exit at Elysian Fields Avenue (exit 237). Proceed north (veering left) on Elysian Fields Avenue to Leon C. Simon Blvd. Turn right onto Leon C Simon Blvd. Proceed to 2nd traffic light which is Franklin Avenue. Turn left onto Franklin Avenue and Arena is located on your right. Please be aware that there is NO Franklin Avenue exit off the I-10 from Downtown.
From the Westbank
Cross the Crescent City Connection to I-10 East towards Slidell. Exit at Elysian Fields Avenue. Follow directions above from Downtown.
Take note of our traffic secret!
If you are familiar with Lakeview and Gentilly, use Lakeshore Drive and enter the Lakefront Arena grounds from the lake side and you'll miss majority of the traffic on your arrival.