The New Orleans Saints return again to the Superdome tonight for their home opener against the Tennessee Titans. It was exactly 1 year ago that the Saints returned to the Superdome after playing their 2005 season home-based in San Antonio. That was while contractors did break-neck-paced repairs (below) to get the Superdome back into playable shape from damages sustained in Katrina.
The return to the Dome was such a momentuous occasion it was commemorated by a special display in the NFL Hall of Fame and captured the 2nd largest CNN audience ever as the Saints chalked a victory against the Atlanta Falcons.
The $125 million in repairs beat an initial time-to-complete estimate of 16 months by 3 months.
So with the Saints faltering in their first two games this season, the Saints fans will be pouring more team spirit on the field than ever. The game will be the Monday Night Football game this week.