Saints Opener Vs. Packers Moved To Jacksonville After Ida
Sep 1, 2021, 10:45 AM | Updated: 10:45 am
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AP – The New Orleans Saints will play their season opener in Jacksonville after being displaced by Hurricane Ida.
Instead of playing in the Superdome for the Sept. 12 opener against the Green Bay Packers, the Saints will host the game at the home of the Jaguars.
Week 1 Update: The NFL announced that the #Saints regular season opener against the @Packers will now be played at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville on Sunday, Sept. 12 (3:25 pm CT) ⚜️ pic.twitter.com/FXXl6mh5wC
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 1, 2021
The Superdome appears to have been spared significant damage from the powerful Category 4 hurricane.
But there are logistical challenges with staffing an NFL game there in the near future because of the widespread damage in the New Orleans area.