New Orleans Saints
Founded: November 1, 1966
Team Owner: Gayle Benson
Head Coach: Dennis Allen
Team Icon: Archie Manning
Fight Songs: When the Saints Go Marching In
NFL Championships: 2009
Stadium: Caesars Superdome (1975–present)
New Orleans, LA
Tulane Stadium (1967–1974)
The New Orleans Saints franchise was officially approved at a NFL meeting on November 1, 1966, which happens to be All Saints Day. This alone didn't name the
New Orleans franchise. The Saints nickname was also one of the favorites submitted in a "name-the-team" contest held by New Orleans States-Item newspaper.
Ultimately team owner John Mecom chose the moniker Saints to honor the city's rich jazz heritage, and from the popular tune "When the Saints Go Marching In" which
to this day is still the team's fight song.
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