GREEN BAY – The Week 1 matchup between the Packers and Saints has been moved from New Orleans to Jacksonville due to Hurricane Ida.
The Saints cannot currently host games in the Caesars Superdome and have to play home games elsewhere for the start of the 2021 season. So TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, home of the Jaguars, will be the site of the Packers-Saints opener on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3:25 p.m. CT, televised on FOX.
The Packers last played in Jacksonville to open the 2016 season against the Jaguars on a 90-degree day. It tied for the third warmest recorded temperature for a game in team history, and the Packers prevailed, 27-23.
It was the warmest recorded temperature for a Packers game in 13 years, since playing in 102-degree heat in Arizona in 2003, which is tied for the warmest in team history.
The long-range forecast for Jacksonville shows a high of 89 degrees on Sept. 12.