Saints’ Hurricane Katrina Superdome game vs. Falcons will air April 6 on ESPN
The New Orleans Saints have been through a lot over the years while Sean Payton and Drew Brees have been together. While the coronavirus outbreak continues to take place, ESPN is going to air the Hurricane Katrina Superdome game versus the Atlanta Falcons on April 6.
Cool news: ESPN & the NFL are partnering to air weekly #MNF Classic games, starting this Monday -8p ET, ESPN.
— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) March 27, 2020
Late in August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Amid the extensive effects of the hurricane, the Superdome was damaged and was unable to be used for the Saints’ 2005 season. At the same time, it was actually being used to inhabit people that lost their homes in the tragedy.
When the hurricane occurred, the Saints had discussions on where they would play their home games in 2005. In the end, the team chose to hold their home games at LSU’s Tiger Stadium and the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
However, after being unable to play at the Superdome in 2005, the Saints made a valiant return in 2006. In their home debut in 2006, New Orleans was scheduled to face the Falcons. With a spirited crowd in attendance, the game began with Steve Gleason blocking a punt for a touchdown to give the Saints an early lead.
The Saints would go on to win the game 23-3 in their first game in the Superdome in nearly 21 months. Also, in the first season with Payton and Brees, New Orleans would have one of the best seasons in their franchise’s history.
Despite falling short of the Super Bowl, the Saints were able to bring joy to the passionate fans in Louisiana. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic, fans can rewatch the game to bring them joy during these unfortunate times.