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TallySaint 09-12-2005 01:57 PM

4 Games in Baton Rouge, 3 in San Antonio
Saints to play four games in Baton Rouge, three in San Antonio

Monday, 1:15 p.m.

NFL commissioner Paul Taglaibue announced Monday that the hurricane-displaced New Orleans Saints would split their home games between Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and the Alamodome in San Antonio.

The Saints will play four games in Tiger Stadium, starting with the Nick Saban-led Miami Dolphins on Oct. 30, the Chicago Bears on Nov. 6, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 4 and the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 18.

The Saints will play three games in the Alamodome, starting with the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 2, the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 16 and the Detroit Lions on Dec. 24.

The Saints' first home game, scheduled for Sunday at the Superdome against the New York Giants, already had been moved to Monday night at Giants Stadium. The Saints won their season opener Sunday at Carolina, 23-20.

Saints owner Tom Benson reiterated his commitment to the area.

"I don't want to leave Louisiana," he said after a press conference at Tiger Stadium.


ScottyRo 09-12-2005 02:00 PM

RE: 4 Games in Baton Rouge, 3 in San Antonio
I think that's fair. Baton Rouge still needs some time to clear out a bit from evacuees. Maybe another 6 weeks will help that problem. I still wish all the home divisional games were played at LSU, but I guess I can live with this.

yasoon 09-12-2005 02:26 PM

Wow. The NFL sure is opportunistic. Saban in Baton Rouge for the Saints first LA game? That's a pretty good way to sell tickets. Not complaining, just sayin.

BrooksMustGo 09-12-2005 03:24 PM

The league is all about the $$$. I'm just glad to see the Saints getting a chance to play in Louisiana. Good for the fans.

yasoon 09-12-2005 03:26 PM

So, for those of you in the area....will there be 90K people at that game? I've never been, but it would be great to see the tiger fans come out in force to see Saban and root against him.

TallySaint 09-12-2005 03:51 PM


The Saints, displaced when Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans area and their Superdome home, will play the weekends of Oct. 30-31, Nov. 6-7, Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 17-19 on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge. The San Antonio games will be on the weekends of Oct. 2-3, Oct. 16-17 and Dec. 24-26.

Specific days and starting times for those games have not been determined.

No decision was made on the site of potential Saints home playoff games this season.

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LordOfEntropy 09-12-2005 04:09 PM

Holy cow. Saints vs Saban in Baton Rouge... never would've believe it. It's a dream come true. Wow.

yasoon 09-12-2005 04:14 PM

We were the FOX game in atlanta on Sunday, the backdoor Monday nighter next week, and now this game will get some hype.

I swear this tragedy has really fueled the Saints national exposure (at quite a price). The fact that they are usually exciting to watch (for good and bad reasons) may really draw some of the random people towards them. Plus, everyone loves a good underdog story.

As the city rebuilds and the Saints figure out their future, we could really see a reinvented Saints franchise. (Alot of important people have to make good decisions and we all know how that goes.)

Euphoria 09-12-2005 06:11 PM

Yeah I am with you... who would have thought Saban vs the Saints in Tiger Stadium. 90,000 plus... its going to be load.

deucerulez 09-12-2005 10:42 PM


Originally Posted by LordOfEntropy
Holy cow. Saints vs Saban in Baton Rouge... never would've believe it. It's a dream come true. Wow.

I want tickets to that game

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