New Orleans Saints Tickets for Sale
48 years ago after seeking a National Football League of their own for more than five years, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle finally announced that the NFL officially had awarded the city of New Orleans an NFL franchise. So the Saints were born and aptly named for the great jazz song most identified with New Orleans – “When the Saints Go Marching In”. Members of the South division of the NFL the New Orleans Saints play all of their home games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome which is located at 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive in New Orleans with a seating capacity up to 75,167. The team is owned by Tom Benson and head coach again this year is Sean Payton. Under his leadership, the Saints have seen nothing but improvement and it shows in that he is the highest paid coach in the history of the NFL. Rookie RB C.J. Spiller underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee so that he will be ready for the start of the season – Spiller signed a four-year, $18 million deal and is expected to have a big role in Payton’s offense both as a rusher and a receiver out of the backfield. Veteran QB #9 Drew Brees is in top notch condition and coaches said him and WR Brandin Cooks looked to be already in mid-season form. Trouble could be brewing for the Saints who announced last summer they have released DE Junior Galette. Galette, who had been handed a four-year entension worth $41.3 million back in September is now considered a big contract mistake and the coaches felt too much frustration at his two-off-the-field incidents; let’s hope this decision does not land the Saints into salary cap troubles in their future.
Mercedes Benz Superdome
Home field to New Orleans Saints, The Superdome is the largest fixed dome structure in the world. The first sports arena to “sport” the Mercedes Benz name in the United States and only the third in the world. Used as a sports and exhibition venue, because of its size the Superdome routinely makes the “short list” of names in the pool of chosen candidates for events such as: Super Bowl, College Football Championship Game and the Final Four. Seating capacity for the Dome has a listed football capacity of 76,468 or 73,208 if not expanded. The NFL has hosted seven Super Bowl’s at the Superdome most recently Super Bowl XLV11 in 2013 between the SF 49ers and Ravens played at Mercedes Benz Superdome when the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.
Luxury Suites as well as Club Rooms are available for private purchase or as gifts. Travel Packages and season tickets are available. Not only does it house some of the greatest football and entertainment venues throughout the year during Hurricane Katrina thousands of people’s lives were saved when they used this amazing structure for cover and protection. The building suffered great damage but many lives were saved. Total cost of the Superdome initially was $134 million which is 2013 would have been $587 million and renovations would have been $226 million by now.