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Yes, the Superdome Is Ready for Some Football

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Yes, the Superdome Is Ready for Some Football

Katrina & Beyond

Yes, the Superdome Is Ready for Some Football

Yes, the Superdome Is Ready for Some Football

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The New Orleans Saints play their first home game since Hurricane Katrina, when levee breaks flooded the city last year and desperate people used the Superdome as a shelter.

The Superdome was badly damaged by Katrina's winds, and it became a foul way-station for tens of thousands of evacuees.

But now it is full of cheering football fans again, as Monday Night Football broadcasts the Saints' game against the Atlanta Falcons. Both teams are 2-0.

Residents say they hope it's a sign that their city's life returning to normal. And they're backing that hope up: Tickets for home games this season are sold out.