Three years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, forcing their football team to play their home games in either San Antonio or Baton Rouge. This year, Hurricane Gustav struck the Big Easy. So the Saints can’t play in their city, right?
Nope. Although Hurricane Gustav did considerable damage to the city of New Orleans, it was not as destructive as Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. The Louisiana Superdome is still in good condition to host the Saints’ season-opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Saints owner Tom Benson said, “We will once again showcase to a national audience that the city of New Orleans is made up of resilient people, and that we are ready to stand our city back up as quickly as possible, put this storm behind us and move on with our lives.”