Saints Overview

Fast facts

League: NFL

Head Coach: Dennis Allen

Team Mascot: Gumbo, Sir Saint

Year Opened: 1975

Capacity: 73208

City / State: New Orleans / Louisiana

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Saints vs Falcons

Rival Team: Atlanta Falcons

The biggest rival for the New Orleans Saints is the Atlanta Falcons. The rivalry has even garnered the nickname the “Southern Showdown” or “Dixie Championship” due to its importance among the fans. Currently, the Falcons lead the all-time series 49-43, but since Sean Payton and Drew Brees showed up on the scene the Saints have dominated the series with 13 victories out of the last 17 matchups. These are by far the most intense games for fans to go to as the rivalry is the oldest and most established in the NFC South.

Saints vs Buccaneers

Rival Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Newer and less established than the Southern Showdown, the rivalry between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still guarantees a great game-day experience! The rivalry dates back 1977 when the Saints handed the Buccaneers their first win in franchise history after starting off 0-26. Today, these games are still sure to excite fans from all over, so make your way to New Orleans when the Buccaneers are in town.

Saints Tailgate Guide


The atmosphere surrounding the tailgate scene in New Orleans is a bit different from what you’ll find elsewhere in the NFL. The parking lots surrounding the Superdome are relatively empty compared to many other NFL teams which seem odd to out-of-towners that view New Orleans as a party city. However, upon closer examination, you’ll find the uproarious party scene you’re looking for at the bars nearby the Caesars Superdome. Instead of sitting outside with grills and beers, many fans flock to the bars to grab beers with their fellow fans. If you’re not a bar person never fear as there is still plenty of traditional tailgating to be had outside the Superdome.

Pre-gaming in New Orleans is unlike pre-gaming anywhere in the United States. Locals take their drinking seriously and you need to know how to keep up! It’s not uncommon for fans to drink before the big game and after until the morning hours. Prepare to drink into the wee hours of the night when attending a Saints game, which provides a party unlike anywhere else in the NFL.

One of the best things about going to a Saints game is how close the Caesars Superdome is to Bourbon Street. On Bourbon Street, you would almost have to try to not find a party, as there are bars everywhere. Walking down Bourbon Street, you’re guaranteed to find fun bars and hear live jazz music that mimics the high energy of the city of New Orleans.

It’s not just the drinks and party atmosphere that will make tailgating in New Orleans an unforgettable experience. The food here is also top notch and something that every football fan should experience at least once. One of the most common foods you’ll find at a Saints tailgate is the famous Louisiana sausage known as boudin. You also can’t miss out on jambalaya when attending a Saints game as this New Orleans favorite is a must for those of you making your first trip to New Orleans.

Great parties and even better food make tailgating before a Saints game something that every football fan should do at least once in their lifetime.


Statues Around the Stadium

Outside the Superdome are several statues commemorating some of the greatest moments and individuals in Saints history. One of the most popular statues to stop and see is the one of Steve Gleason blocking a punt during the Saints return to the Superdome in 2006. Stop by and see them all when attending a game at the Superdome.

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Champions Square

Champions Square is a great place for diehard tailgaters to go before the game and is within walking distance of the French Quarter. Many people come here to party and cheer on their favorite team, even people without tickets to the big game. Champions Square can accommodate around 8,000 people creating loud parties loud that are full of energy. Walking around Champions Square, you can find live music and food vendors offering anything from wings to oysters.

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Where to tailgate

Saints Stadium Guide

In Game

The historic Caesars Superdome is one of the largest domed stadiums in the world. The dome itself is worth the visit for football fans, as the stadium has hosted numerous Super Bowls and College Football Championship Games.

Despite its age, the Superdome remains a world-class facility by offering one of the most incredible game day experiences in all of sports. The atmosphere inside of the Superdome is top notch. Every Sunday is Mardi Gras inside the Superdome with Saints fans coming out to party and cheer on their team hard each and every Sunday the Saints are in town. The roar of the crowd and the chanting of “Who Dat?” will send a tingle down your spine letting you know that you are experiencing something truly special by attending a Saints game in the Superdome.

The fans inside the dome adore this team. Everywhere you look, you’ll see an ocean of black and gold. The fans have gotten particularly vocal in their support of the Saints since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Following the disaster, the Saints became a rallying point for the community, and the support for the team has remained fervent ever since.

Music also plays a key role in creating the famous New Orleans party atmosphere you’ll find inside of the Superdome. Local marching bands are brought in to provide halftime entertainment creating a vibrant experience that keeps the crowd pumped up during halftime with many fans even singing along with the performances

Attending a game at the Superdome should be on the bucket list of every football fan out there, as you wouldn’t want to miss out on the Mardi Gras style party atmosphere that is a Saints game at the Superdome.

Things to check out

New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame

No trip to the Superdome would be complete without stopping by the Saints Hall of Fame and reliving the all the greatest moments in Saints history. Enter through Gate B, so you can stop by and see all the amazing displays of the Hall of Fame.

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Ring of Honor

Since 2013 the New Orleans Saints Ring of Honor has paid tribute to best players, coaches, and front office officials in Saints history. The Ring of Honor is located on the Terrace Level Fascia, so make sure to take a chance to look at it when attending a Saints game.

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Player Trot

Right before kick off, one of the Saints’ players runs onto the field with his hand held high in a fist. Once he puts his fist down, the crowd breaks into a “Who Dat?” chant and everyone goes wild. Don’t miss out on this uproarious player entrance that causes the dome to erupt in excitement.

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Who Dat Nation

Recently the term “Who Dat Nation” has emerged as a moniker to identify the Saints fanbase. The term is believed to have originated following the Saints win over the Cowboys in 2006. When attending a Saints game in the Superdome come prepared to cheer loudly alongside your fellow members of Who Dat Nation.

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Gumbo and Sir Saint

The New Orleans Saints have two mascots Gumbo and Sir Saint. During the games fans can witness these two performing on the sidelines and celebrating with players after Saints scores providing a fun and entertaining atmosphere inside of the Superdome.

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Same Clothes

When fans go to a game and the Saints win, then tradition states they should wear the same clothes to the next game in order to bring the team good luck. If the Saints however lose, fans are advised to change their clothes for the next game to expel the misfortune they witnessed at the previous game.


The cheer and dance squad of the New Orleans Saints is known as the Saintsations and consists of 35 members. The squad puts on an entertaining show that energizes the crowd and gets everyone up on their feet cheering on the Saints.

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Fight Songs

  1. Who Dat?

    In 1983 the popular “Who Dat?” chant was officially adopted by the Saints and has been a staple at Saints games ever since. The chant goes “Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints” and chanting it is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the New Orleans gameday atmosphere.

    WHO DAT,
    WHO DAT,

  2. When the Saints Go Marching In

    Played after every Saints score.

    Oh when the Saints go marching in
    When the Saints go marching in
    O Lord, I want to be in that number
    When the Saints go marching in

    And when the sun refuses to shine
    And when the sun refuses to shine
    O Lord, I want to be in that number
    When the Saints go marching in
    Who dat say they gonna beat them Saints
    Who dat
    Who dat
    Who dat say they gonna beat them Saints
    Who dat
    Who dat


  3. Mardi Gras Mambo

    Played after every Saints extra point followed by its singing once again by the fans immediately afterwards.

    Down in New Orleans
    Where the blues was born
    It takes a cool cat to blow a horn
    On LaSalle and Rampart Street
    The combo’s there with a mambo beat

    The Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
    Party Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
    Mardi Gras mambo, ooh
    Down in New Orleans

    In Gert Town where the cats all meet
    There’s a Mardi Gras mambo with a beat
    Join the Chief with the Zulu gang
    And truck on down where the mambo’s swing

    The Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
    Party Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
    Mardi Gras mambo, ooh
    Down in New Orleans

    Down in New Orleans
    Where the blues was born
    It takes a cool cat to blow a horn
    On LaSalle and Rampart Street
    The combo’s there with a mambo beat

    The Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
    Party Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
    Party Gras mambo, ooh
    Down in New Orleans

    Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
    Party Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
    Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo
    Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo

  4. Stand Up and Get Crunk

    Played before kickoff

    Okay, okay, okay, Ahhh!
    Hey I’m trying to get crunk
    See ’em
    Tell ’em how we gonna come (CRUNK)
    Tell ’em why they don’t want none (CRUNK)
    Tell ’em why they better run (CRUNK)
    CRUNK CRUNK crunk
    Stand up and get crunk (CRUNK)
    Stand up and get crunk (CRUNK)
    Here we come to get you (you better get crunk)
    Here we come to get you (a little bit more crunk)
    Here we come to get you (you better get crunk)
    Here we come to get you (a little bit more crunk)
    Crank it up, thats what we gonna do
    Crank you up, me and my brother we came to get CRUNK
    We won’t stop (nope) we keep on coming cause
    We won’t quit, thats why we keep bringin hits
    We droppin’ everything you poppin’
    From the Ying Yang Twins again
    To make your adrenaline, pump right on through your skin
    And make that crunk again (crunk)
    In Two thou. they was’nt playin’ our deal
    But we came on back, cause we needed to win
    We jumped out like a jack and a russel
    Like I added with a fag doing sack in my sock

    Okay Okay Okay Okay
    Ladies and Gentlemen
    If you haven’t had enough
    You better hide yo’ lunch
    Cause we bout to eat that ass up
    Eat they ass up (Oh!) x8
    Okay Okay Okay Okay
    Stand up and get crunk
    Stand up and get crunk
    People all over the world jump
    Everybody in the bleachers get crunk
    Listen here buddy this ain’t what you want
    Blue fifty-two, break, duck
    DY go left while I’m fakin’ the K
    When I’m done you gonna remember my name
    It’s H-O-M-E Bwoi
    Look I’m Homebwoi
    Now that I’m up in my zone boy
    Pack up I’m sendin’ you home boy
    Take you up outta the dome boy
    If you did’nt know you should of known boy
    Should’ve thought about changin your tone boy
    Better not let us catch you alone boy
    Crack heads like we made of stone boy
    When we come out you better be gone boy

Saints Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Swamp

    Fat Daddys

    We got a lotta crazy good times at The Swamp! Got a 3-4-1 Happy Hour every day of the week!

    516 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  2. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop -- built between 1722 and 1732 by Nicolas Touze, is reputed to be the oldest structure used as a bar in the United States.

    941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  3. Little Gem Saloon


    Come for happy hour and stay for the music!

    445 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. The Upper Quarter

    Pantana Bobs beer

    Your neighborhood bar in The Upper French Quarter.

    1000 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  5. Barrel Proof

    Barrel Proof

    The menu is meant to be paired with whiskey.

    1201 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. The Beach on Bourbon

    Beach on Bourbon drinks

    The Beach on Bourbon is everything you are looking for in a Bourbon Street Party place through out the year. From College Bowl Season to Super Bowl in New Orleans, through Mardi Gras, St Patty’s Day and Spring Break, The Beach is the best place to party on Bourbon Street.

    227 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  7. The Carousel Bar & Lounge

    Caravan Lounge

    The famous Carousel Bar & Lounge in Hotel Monteleone is a long-time favorite New Orleans hotspot. The classic New Orleans hotel bar is the city’s only revolving bar.

    214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Saints and Sinners

    Saints and Sinners

    Not just a bar. Not just a restaurant. Channing Tatum’s Saints & Sinners is a wicked good time.

    627 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Tropical Isle

    Tropical Isle music

    Downstairs at the Tropical Isle, you will find live music seven days a week! Upstairs you can enjoy our wrap around balcony, big screen TV, pool table, and jukebox filled with tunes sure to make you move!

    600 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - steakhouse - $

  10. Pat O’Brien’s

    Pat OBrien

    Pat O'Brien's motto since 1933 has been "Have Fun!" and people from all across the globe have experienced just that throughout its History.

    718 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Victory

    Victory drink

    With a tremendous selection of spirits, a variety of house-made syrups and a talented crew with a relentless streak of creativity, cocktails here never disappoint.

    339 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  12. Old Absinthe House

    Old Absinthe House

    Everyone you have known or ever will know eventually ends up at the Old Absinthe House.

    240 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - steakhouse - $$

  13. Champions Square

    Champions Square

    Champions Square is a state of the art outdoor festival space located across from the Superdome. The Square is the perfect place to get your game face on!

    101 Lasalle St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. CellarDoor


    CellarDoor is restaurant & bar serving Contemporary Southern Cuisine and Classic Cocktails, located in the beautifully restored Historic Swoop-Duggins House located at 916 Lafayette St. in downtown New Orleans.

    916 Lafayette St, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar

    Walk Ons Bistreaux Bar

    Serving up beer, burgers, and a great time. Everyone needs a little playing time!

    1009 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  16. Killer Poboy

    Killer Poboy

    Internationally-inspired, chef-crafted, New Orleans style sandwiches!

    811 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar

    Felixs Restaurant Oyster Bar

    A place where oyster-lovers could ‘belly up to the bar’ and have the freshest
    oysters shucked right in front of them.

    739 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  18. Acme Oyster House

    Acme Oyster House

    It's quality you can taste in the fresh, hand-shucked Louisiana oysters. Whether served ice cold on the half shell, chargrilled and sizzling in garlic butter or fried to golden perfection, Acme oysters are some of the best you'll ever have.

    724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Emeril’s New Orleans

    Emerils New Orleans

    Since opening in 1990, Emeril’s has been a definitive force in contemporary New Orleans cuisine and has earned rave reviews and accolades for nearly 25 years, including Esquire magazine’s “Restaurant of the Year” and Wine Spectator’s “Grand Award” every year since 2000.

    800 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  20. Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse

    Dickie Brennans Steakhouse

    Accolades, include Travel+Leisure's Best Steakhouses in the U.S., The Daily Meal's America's 20 Best Steakhouses, Maxim Magazine's 10 Best Steakhouses in America and Playboy's Top 12 Steakhouses in America.

    716 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  21. Mother’s Restaurant

    Mothers Restaurant

    Home of award-winning Jerry's Jambalaya, the famous Ferdi Special, and the original debris-laden roast beef.

    401 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  22. Cafe Beignet

    Cafe Beignet

    Café Beignet is a cup full of New Orleans’ best European traditions. or two hundred years, New Orleanians have savored every sip of their rich coffee accompanied by delicate, crisp beignets (ben-yays).

    311 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  23. Big Pie Pizza

    Big Pie Pizza

    Drop by if ever you are craving some scrumptious pizza!

    407 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  24. Manning’s


    Welcoming sports fans and food lovers alike, Manning’s Restaurant offers a menu featuring shareable favorites, hand-held classics, and other craveable game day inspired items.

    519 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  25. Willa Jean

    Willa Jean coffee cookie

    Willa Jean celebrates Southern sensibilities with fresh, local ingredients. Named after Chef/Partner Kelly Fields’ grandmother, who inspired her to pursue her passions, the restaurant and bakery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week, and offers Saturday and Sunday brunch.

    611 O\'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$

  26. Hobnobber’s Variety Bar & Restaurant

    Hobnobbers Restaurant

    We cure huge appetites in New Orleans, LA with our homestyle flavors and portions.

    139 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  27. Herbsaint


    The restaurant has been recognized by Eater National as one of “The Best Restaurants in America”, has been added to the Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation’s Restaurant News, as well as listed as a Top 50 Restaurant in America by Gourmet Magazine.

    701 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  28. Borgne


    Living up to the New Orleans cuisine by serving the freshest seafoods

    601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$