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New Orleans Saints-Green Bay Packers moved to Jacksonville for Week 1

The New Orleans Saints will host their NFL season-opener against the Green Bay Packers in Jacksonville, Fla., NOLA.com reported Wednesday.

The Saints were forced to find a new venue as New Orleans continues to wade through the complications in the region following Hurricane Ida.

Kickoff will be 4:25 ET at TIAA Bank Field, home to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags open their season on the road in Houston.

The Saints evacuated to and have been practicing in Dallas, however a concert at AT&T Stadium prevented them from playing the game at the Cowboys home stadium.

Head coach Sean Payton on Tuesday said the Saints are preparing as if they won’t be able to return to Louisiana for the first four weeks of the regular season.

The Saints are expected to practice in September at SMU or TCU, where Payton’s son is a student.

Though the Superdome avoided structural damage, the city of New Orleans remains largely without power and water consumption has become an issue in the aftermath of the massive storm.

The hurricane made landfall Sunday as a Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph.

–Field Level Media