UPDATE (4:57 p.m., Aug. 27): The New Orleans Saints canceled their pre-season finale matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday as Hurricane Ida intensified in the gulf.
In a statement on the team website, the Saints organization said the decision “in the best interests of all personnel that may have been directly and indirectly affected by the storm. This announcement comes after constant communications with City of New Orleans officials, the National Weather Service, Homeland Security, Governor Edwards and leading state officials and the National Football League.”
The Saints said they would reach out to season ticket holders about refunds or credits.
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WKRG) — The New Orleans Saints made the call to reschedule their pre-season contest against the Arizona Cardinals as Tropical Storm Ida threatens to slam into the Crescent City.
The Saints announced the Aug. 28 preseason finale in the Caesars Superdome will kick off at noon instead of 7 p.m., according to the team’s website.
This is decision was made “following consultation and agreement with City of New Orleans officials, the National Weather Service, Homeland Security and the NFL.”
The decision was announced on the team’s website Friday at 9:37 a.m.
Ida is forecasted to be a major hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the Louisiana coast. As the storm moved into the gulf Friday morning, conditions were favorable for further strengthening the storm.