Packers season-opener with Saints moved to Jacksonville

(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers will now meet the New Orleans Saints in Jacksonville.

There has been some uncertainty in recent days about where the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints would play their season opener next week.

Due to Hurricane Ida, the game can’t be played at the Superdome.

Well, we now know where the game will be hosted. According to Jeff Duncan and Amie Just of, the game will be played at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. It’s the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. They note that the game will still be played on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 3:25 pm. CT.

The league had said the game would need to be played in an NFL stadium. With the Jaguars on the road for their season opener, it makes sense to host the game in Jacksonville.

One thing to consider will be the heat factor in Jacksonville.

It will be quite a different type of game than in the Superdome. Instead of playing in a dome, it will be played in hot conditions in Jacksonville. The Packers last played at this stadium in 2016, which was also their season opener, and the conditions proved to be challenging.

Don’t be surprised if Green Bay has to play in its green and gold home uniforms like we saw in that 2016 opener, with New Orleans wearing all white. The Packers won the game 27-23 that day, but it was clear the 90-degree weather was a factor all afternoon long.

After some uncertainty where the game would be played, we now know Green Bay will be heading to Jacksonville for the season opener next week.