The New Orleans Saints have decided to continue training at the TCU for the next week to focus on their week 3 game in New England before returning to their headquarters in the New Orleans area in Week 4 before the New York Giants im Superdome be received.
- The New Orleans Saints had to leave New Orleans in hastily organized charter flights due to Hurricane Ida on August 28th
- The last preseason game had to be canceled and the first “home game” took place at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ stadium
The Saints have been in Dallas since Aug. 28 when they flew to advance on hastily arranged charter flights Hurricane Ida, which approached the Louisiana coast and as a powerful category 4 hurricane, paralyzed the electricity in all of New Orleans for days and wreaked havoc on homes.
The Saints had to cancel their last game in the preseason against Arizona and held their last training sessions of the preseason in AT&T Stadium from, home of the Dallas Cowboys. In week 1, the training was moved to the TCU, where the son of Headcoach Sean Payton, Connor, studying.
Although the Superdome survived the storm relatively unscathed, the Saints’ first home game against Green Bay on September 12th was after Jacksonville, Florida, relocated. At the time that decision was made, the city could not be certain that it would have adequate services and facilities for an NFL game with 73,000 spectators.
At the time of the decision to postpone the game in week 1, which the Saints still won 38-3, the Superdome’s staffing situation was also uncertain.
New Orleans then returned to the Dallas area to prepare for its Week 2 game against Carolina.
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