Because of “Ida”: NFL changes game location of New Orleans Saints vs. Green bay packers


The hurricane that hit New Orleans this week forces the organization to make changes to the game for Week 1 of the 2021 season.

Aaron Rodgers and Trey Hendrickson (Photo: Getty Images)


Aaron Rodgers and Trey Hendrickson (Photo: Getty Images)

One of the most interesting matches that will have the first week of activity in the 2021 season of National Football League (NFL) will be the one who stars Green bay packers, on the quarterback’s lap Aaron Rodgers, visiting New Orleans Saints, who will live his first game in 17 years without Drew brees.

However, the alarms went off in the State of Louisiana, after the arrival of the Hurricane Ida, which has left severe flooding in its streets and more than a million people without electricity, a situation that would remain for weeks.

For this reason, and taking into account that the Saints game with Packers was scheduled to be played Sunday, September 12 at the New Orleans Superdome, the NFL decided to make a modification, not of day or hour, but of the location of the meeting.

The headquarters of the Saints vs. Packers for Week 1 of NFL 2021

Through an official statement, the competition reported that this duel will be played at the TIAA Bank Field of Jacksonville, Florida, because the place where they were training, like the house of Dallas cowboys in Arlington, Texas, unavailable for pre-scheduled events.

The decision was made, in consultation with state and local officials and both teams, in the interest of public safety “, he pointed out to the NFL, adding that “Details on tickets and other details, including how fans can continue to assist in the recovery effort, will be announced in the coming days.”.

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