New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Tulane Stadium was the original home of the National Football League's New Orleans Saints from 1967-1974. The Saints' first regular season game was held on September 17, 1967. Most notable for John Gilliam's returned 94-yard kickoff return on the first play in franchise history. NFL history was made on November 8, 1970 when kicker Tom Dempsey set an NFL record 63-yard field goal on the final play of the game which sent the Saints to a 19-17 win over Detroit. Tulane Stadium was also the site of three early Super Bowls: IV, VI and IX, with Super Bowl IX being the final professional game ever played at the stadium. The Saints final home game played at Tulane Stadium was on December 8, 1974 against the St. Louis Rams, a contest the Saints won 14-0.
Erected 2016 by Tom & Gayle Benson.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 29° 56.675′ N, 90° 6.957′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Ben Weiner Drive 0.3 miles south of South Claiborne Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 Ben Weiner Drive, New Orleans LA 70118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor (approx. ¼ mile away); Newcomb Pottery Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mater Dolorosa Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); Town of Carrollton (approx. one mile away); The St. Charles Line (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker. Mounted on wall of Yulman Stadium.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2018.