About New Orleans Saints
History of the New Orleans Saints
The Saints, an NFL team with a rich and inspiring history joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1966. "Saints" is a reference to the city of New Orleans' rich jazz music history, and specifically refers to the song "When the Saints Go Marching In". The Saints first 20 years in the league did not bring much success, but their fortunes changed in the Jim E. Mora era, when Tom Benson acquired the franchise in 1985 and hired Mora as head coach. During the decade Mora was coach the Saints won a division title (in 1991) and made the playoffs four times, certainly affecting the demand for New Orleans Saints football tickets! After a few more seasons of success and some of disappointment tragedy struck in 2005 – Hurricane Katrina.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Louisiana coast, including New Orleans where the Saints stadium, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was severely damaged. During the following year drama would unfold, with threats to relocate the team to Texas, and concerns that New Orleans would no longer be a good location for an NFL franchise. But the Saints endured, the people of New Orleans were resilient and fought to rebuild the city and keep the Saints in the Black & Gold colors playing in the city they loved. With the Superdome rebuilt in 2006, the Saints were able to play their home games there again! The home opener that year was a wondrous occasion, with both Green Day and U2 performing before kickoff, putting on an emotional and iconic show. During that season, newly hired coach Sean Payton led the resurgent franchise to an NFC championship game, finishing the season with a 10-6 record and moving lots of Saints tickets.
Three years later, during the 2009 season, the New Orleans Saints started the year 13-0, the best start in franchise history. The record earned them a first round playoff bye and a trip to the NFC Championship game, where they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in overtime. The next week, the Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 on February 7th, 2010, to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history. You can imagine Super Bowl tickets were in high demand for that game! After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the rebuilding of the Superdome, this championship represented the resurgence of a football franchise, and an entire city.
2017 New Orleans Saints Season
The 2017 New Orleans Saints season was the franchise’s 51st season in the NFL and 11th under head coach Sean Payton. Their record for the regular season was 11-5 which was their first winning season since 2013. The Saints also made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. In Week 17 with the Carolina Panther’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Saints clinched the NFC South for the first time since 2011. Overall, the Saints had a very impressive regular season. In the Wild Card Playoffs, the Saints went head to head with the Panthers where they won 31-26. The following week in the NFC Division Playoffs the Saints had to take on the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately, the Saints could not pull through at the end of the game and lost 29-24. The Saints will be back this season with a vengeance to make it further in the playoffs.
2018 New Orleans Saints Season
2018 New Orleans Saints season will be the first without owner Tom Benson since 1985. Benson past away in March 2018 from influenza at the age of 90. His wife, Gayle Benson, has since taken ownership of the Saints as well as the New Orleans Pelicans. Head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees will both be returning for their 12th seasons. In the 2018 NFL Draft the Saints acquired eight rookies. Some of their top picks included defensive end Marcus Davenport from University of Texas San Antonio and wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith from University of Central Florida. The Saint’s season will begin on September 9th at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Will the Saints be able to return to the postseason and fight for a chance to play in the Super Bowl? There is only one way to find out! If you want to watch the Saints play live, TicketNetwork is your access to all New Orleans Saints tickets. Do not miss out on watching your favorite NFL teams play live. Grab your New Orleans Saints tickets from TicketNetwork today!