NFL: Saints-Packers game moves

The New Orleans Saints will have to wait longer before reconnecting with their supporters in 2021.

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On Wednesday, the NFL announced that the club’s opening game could not be held at the Caesars Superdome – the home of the Saints – due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

This duel will still be held in the late afternoon of Sunday, September 12, but it will take place at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. The stadium is the home of the Jaguars, but they kick off their 2021 away season against the Texans in Houston.

“This decision was made in consultation with state and local authorities and to promote public safety,” the NFL said in a statement.

The Superdome did not suffer structural damage during the storm’s passage, but part of the city of New Orleans is still without power and water use is restricted.

For their part, the Saints will train in the Dallas-Fort Worth area next week, where they are already located.

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