The New Orleans Saints reportedly won’t play games at home in September. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Saints coach Sean Payton said Tuesday that the team would be away from New Orleans as the city recovers from Hurricane Ida.

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The Saints were scheduled to take on the Green Bay Packers in New Orleans in Week 1. That game won’t take place as planned, though the NFL has not announced an alternative site for the matchup yet.

According to Entergy, over 888,000 customers in Louisiana are without power after the hurricane, including the vast majority of New Orleans. If the Saints return home by October 1st, their first home game would be week four against the New York Giants.


In the meantime, the Saints have been practicing in Dallas at the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. No word yet from the league if that’s where the Saints will continue to practice.