Skateboarders Invade Old New Orleans Airport

(Tate Malpass at Red Bull Terminal Takeover. Jonathan Mehring / Red Bull)

What Can You Do With An Empty Airport Terminal?

Stuck at the Airport is a big fan of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

It’s partly because the airport is the gateway to a city full of great music, art, history, and food. And it is partly because the ‘new’ terminal that opened in 2019 is also full of great food, art, music, and other amenities.

We also like the fact that the airport authority is making creative use of the “old” MSY terminal.

Some movies have been filmed in the old terminal building. And for the third year in a row, the empty terminal building has served as a skatepark for the Red Bull Terminal Takeover skateboarding competition.

Over the course of two days, April 14 – 15, ten teams of top-notch skaters from around the country took turns filming some outrageous skating sessions in the terminal.

Edited two-minute clips from each team will be posted on in mid-May for two weeks of public voting. The winning team will get a cash prize that they will be able to donate to an organization of their choice.

We’ll share the videos once they are available. But in the meantime, here are some of great pics of the Terminal Takeover, courtesy of Red Bull.

Imagine being able to do this next time you are Stuck at the Airport!

(Greyson Beal at Red Bull Terminal Takeover. Jonathan Mehring)

(Brandon Valjalo performs a 360 flip. Jonathan Mehring)

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