Seven years ago today, the New Orleans Saints returned to the Superdome and defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 23-3. Photos taken by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)
Our Home. Our Team. Be a Saint. A massive banner displaying those words greeted fans who attended the re-opening game of the Superdome on Sept. 25, 2006. The 10-year anniversary of that memorable event is Sunday, one day before the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons on "Monday Night Football" on Sept. 26 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
As part of NewOrleansSaints.com's coverage celebrating that event and the stirring 23-3 victory over the Atlanta Falcons we want Saints fans to send us their favorite memory from that night. Was it the GooGoo Dolls' performance outside the Dome before the building opened? Saints legend Archie Manning officially opening the doors? U2 and Green Day blasting The Saints Are Coming? Steve Gleason's block?
Those are the obvious moments to highlight but we're interested in smaller, more personal moments as well. Reuniting with friends in your section, greeting your longtime usher, getting the chance to enjoy a favorite pastime with family members.
Try to keep it short, 200 words or less, and please include your name, place of residence and a contact number. You can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Saints Memories, c/o Saints Digital Media, 5800 Airline Drive, Metairie, La., 70003. If you include photos please don't send the original image as we won't be able to return it.
We'll review the submissions and publish as many as we can Sunday, Sept. 25.