Saints Vs. Packers Moved To Jacksonville Because Of Hurricane Ida

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The Saints will still play the Packers week one, but the game won’t happen in New Orleans.

The Saints announced Wednesday afternoon that the game between the two squads has been moved to Jacksonville because of Hurricane Ida. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

You can read the full announcement from the Saints below.


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Saints owner Gayle Benson released the following statement, according to The Times-Picayune:

It is never easy to make a decision that involves not playing a Saints home game in the Caesars Superdome, but I am confident that this is the right decision for our city at this juncture. Collectively, we have a monumental task ahead of us in cleaning up the after effects left by Hurricane Ida, but it has been inspiring to see people getting right to work and starting the process.

Hurricane Ida is having all kinds of impacts on the world of sports, and it looks like the Saints are the latest team to face a disruption.

Obviously, all our thoughts and prayers are with anyone in the way of the storm. Making sure everyone is safe is the most important task ahead of everyone.


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Moving the Saints out of New Orleans and to Jacksonville is also the right call. Right now, Louisiana has a boatload of issues the state is dealing with because of Hurricane Ida.

Trying to play a football game there makes no sense.


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Get the teams to Jacksonville, get the game between the Saints and Packers finished and then take whatever steps come next. Overall, this is 100% the correct call by all parties involved.