New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans. The Saints compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) South division. Since 1975, the team plays its home games at Caesars Superdome[6][7] after utilizing Tulane Stadium during its first eight seasons. Founded by John W. Mecom Jr., David Dixon, and the city of New Orleans on November 1, 1966,[8][9][10] the Saints joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1967. They are named after the jazz music heritage of New Orleans and the spiritual hymn "When the Saints Go Marching In".

New Orleans Saints
Current season
Established November 1, 1966; 54 years ago (November 1, 1966)[1]
First season: 1967
Play in Caesars Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
Headquartered in Metairie, Louisiana
New Orleans Saints logo
New Orleans Saints wordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1967present)

Current uniform
Team colorsOld gold, black, white[2][3]
Fight song"When the Saints Go Marching In"
MascotGumbo, Sir Saint
Owner(s)Gayle Benson[4][5]
PresidentDennis Lauscha
Head coachSean Payton
General managerMickey Loomis
Team history
  • New Orleans Saints (1967present)
Team nicknames
  • The Black and Gold
  • The Dome Patrol
  • The Bless You Boys
  • The Who Dats
League championships (1)
Conference championships (1)
Division championships (9)
Playoff appearances (14)
Home fields
Temporary stadiums

2005 due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina:

2021 due to Hurricane Ida:

New Orleans Saints Headquarters and Practice Facility

The Saints were among the NFL's least successful franchises in their first several decades, where they went 20 consecutive seasons without a winning record or qualifying for the playoffs. They earned their first winning record and postseason berth in 1987, while their first playoff win would not occur until 2000, their 34th season. The team's fortunes improved amid the 21st century, which saw them become more consistent postseason contenders. Their greatest success to date came in the 2009 season, when they won Super Bowl XLIV, the team's first Super Bowl appearance. The Saints are one of two NFL franchises to win their sole Super Bowl appearance, along with the New York Jets, and the most recent to do so.