Saints to play home opener on road

Saturday, September 3, 2005

NEW YORK -- The New Orleans Saints, driven from the Superdome by Hurricane Katrina, will play their home opener against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium.

NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Friday the game, scheduled for Sept. 18, is being moved to the Giants' home in East Rutherford, N.J.

Tagliabue said it hadn't been decided when the game would be played. The New York Jets, who share the stadium with the Giants, are scheduled to play at home against Miami that day. As a result, the Giants-Saints game most likely will be played Saturday, Sept. 17, or the following Monday.

"We are in the process of working out the specific arrangements, including the day and kickoff time and plans for television coverage," Tagliabue said. He added that information on tickets will be announced in a few days by the Giants.

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