Shoe / Heel Restrictions
This year, we have the incredible privilege of holding our USMC Birthday Ball on the Saints football field at the Caesars Superdome. An incredible venue given to the Marines, by a very special donor. However, there will be shoe restrictions because of the turf (a spongy plastic surface) that we MUST adhere to for safety and liability purposes.
Although high heeled shoes are very stylish for this type of occasion, we cannot stress enough, that high heeled shoes of any length, will not be allowed to be worn to this year's ceremony. Doing so may result in injury from twisted, sprained or broken ankles. Additionally, the heels create the liability for turf damage - which the command is not willing accept.
Flats, wedges, and chunky heels of 2" in height and at least a 2” heel/base or more are the only acceptable shoes that may be worn to this occasion.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but you will not be admitted into the Caesars Superdome without a shoes inspection first.
- Bare feet will NOT be permitted.
- Non-compliance will be denied entrance.
Heel Restriction Wavier
Female Military Officers and SNCOs who have purchased tickets and planned to wear their Evening Dress or Mess Dress Blue Jackets to the 246th Marine Corps Birthday Ball NOLA Ceremony.
A wavier has been authorized for those who plan to wear the Evening Dress or Mess Dress uniform only a maximum heel allowance of 3 inch as prescribed by the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations.
If you do not plan to wear this uniform, you will abide by the current restriction previously published.
- Please be aware that the Caesars Superdome has issued warnings and restriction for Shoe Heel due to Turf liabilities and high risk of foot injuries.
- Please take extra precautions and care to ensure your safety on the evening of the ball while walking/dancing on the turf field during this event.
Marine Corps Uniform Regulations: CH5 b. Black suede or fabric pumps will be worn with evening dress uniforms. Heels will measure from 1-1/2 inches to 3 inches in height. The base of the heel will measure from 3/8 by 3/8 inch to 1-1/4 by 1-1/3 inches. MARADMIN 361/08.