It will be quite some time before the New Orleans Saints have a home game in New Orleans due to the recent hurricane.
On Tuesday, Saints HC Sean Payton told reporters that they are preparing for the possibility they could be away from New Orleans for the first month of the season. Payton explained that it’s easier for them to be prepared to play elsewhere for the first four weeks or so and then adjust to a shorter timeline if this proves to be the case.
In the hurricane, the Superdome did not sustain significant damage. The team evacuated to Dallas and it’s likely they will face the Green Bay Packers in Week 1 out there.
New Orleans is scheduled to be on the road in Week 2 and 3, so it leaves open the possibility for a return to the Superdome for Week 4’s game against the Giants.