With the exception of the first-ever Super Bowl in 1996, no major sports game has been played in New Orleans since the end of the Civil War.
The city has been largely shuttered since the outbreak of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but that hasn’t stopped people from celebrating.
The NFL has played three Super Bowls in New York City, and one has been staged in the city since the start of the 2000 season.
The last was a blowout in 2012.
But the league was forced to cancel the first one because of the outbreak, and the second one was postponed to 2020 because of health issues.
The latest Super Bowl, scheduled for February 4 in New Jersey, will be the first of five games in the United States, according to a report in Sports Illustrated.
The league says the games will be played in places like Denver, San Francisco and Chicago, as well as stadiums in Dallas and St. Louis.
A source close to the league told USA Today Sports that the game will be hosted by the New York Mets.
The source added that there will be no cameras in the stadium and no television cameras in stadiums.
The New Orleans Saints are playing the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Paris on Feb. 4.