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Louisiana residents enjoy supporting the state’s professional sports teams in the National Football League and the National Basketball Association. Only about an hour drive from Baton Rouge, attending games in downtown New Orleans is a great event for the region’s sports fans.

The New Orleans Saints – Super Bowl XLIV champions – play at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The site of many of the nation’s major sporting events, the Superdome has hosted the Super Bowl, the College Football Championship Game and the Final Four with enough seats to hold more than 76,000 fans.  

The New Orleans Pelicans basketball team plays in the Southwest Division of the league’s Western Conference and competes in the New Orleans Smoothie King Center. Sports lovers attend the games to watch the skills of some of the most talented, young NBA players at home games held throughout the season weeknights and weekends. 

Photo Credit: Michael C. Herbet; Layne Murdoch NBA Photos