New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Monday, March 19, 2018
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1967 Saints launched their first season-ticket drive


The first year drive produced 20,000 sales on opening day and 33,400 before the 1967 NFL season began. Eager to create as much pre-season fan enthusiasm as possible in a city not previously exposed to pro football, the Saints obtained three future Pro Football Hall of Famers for their 1967 roster. Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor, a Louisiana State grid hero, came from Green Bay and defensive end Doug Atkins came in a trade with the Chicago Bears.

They won five of their six preseason games and opened the regular season on Sept. 17, 1967 against the Los Angeles Rams before a packed house of 80,879 in Tulane Stadium.

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