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Top 5 Stadiums the Breakers Could Call Home

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

It’s only a matter of time before the USFL has every team playing in their respective markets. I’ve come up with a list of 5 possible stadiums that the New Orleans Breakers could use when they arrive.

Coming in at number 5: Pan American Stadium

I’m fairly confident in saying that this stadium is highly unlikely, but I wanted this list to have 5 fields. The stadium opened in 1971 and holds 5k seats, which is very small, however, I do think this stadium would be a great place to hold practices and even open practices for fans since it’s so close to down town New Orleans. I don’t think the breakers would ever play games here realistically, but there’s a chance they could practice here, but you can never say never!

Coming in at number 4: Tad Gormley

Another stadium that I think is unlikely for one reason, there’s a track around the field. This would look bad on television and give off high school football vibes. The stadium holds 26k, which is perfect but again…the track. If they couldn’t land my top 3 choices, then this wouldn’t be the worst option in the world. I just don’t know how you’d hide a track or portray it professionally. An option to keep in the back of our heads.

Coming in at number 3: The Super Dome

There’s a lot to like with the dome, it’s in the heart of New Orleans, it’s an NFL venue, it has NFL concessions and bathrooms, it’s indoors, and it would build a relationship with the saints. However, there is a huge negative, it holds 74k, which is far too big. They may think they could hide the upper decks, but even then it’s too big financially, and it won’t look that great on TV. It is a realistic option, but I don’t think it’s the best or even second best option.

Coming in at number 2: The Shrine on Airline

The shrine used to house the New Orleans Baby Cakes minor league baseball team, but now is only used by a rugby team. The stadium holds 10k, and was built for baseball, however, the city plans on uplifting the stadium and adding seating to make it more of a Soccer/Football stadium. With the renovations, the stadium would hold around 20k people, which would be perfect for the Breakers. There’s tons of parking, not to mention it’s right next to the saints practice facility, which would cause for lots of NFL scouts at games. The one downside of this stadium is that it’s about 15 minutes from down town New Orleans, the farthest stadium on this list from downtown Nola. Also, there is the question of how long will it take to uplift the stadium. Will it be ready by the time the breakers actually come to Nola? (See photo directly underneath for what the stadium is supposed to look like after being uplifted)

Coming in at number 1: Yulman

If you’ve followed me since my early days, then you’d know Yulman has been my number 1 option since November 2021. There’s only one negative, parking. Everything else is a positive. No one uses the stadium after the CFB season ends, it holds 30k, some of it can be tarped off to make it smaller, which is great. Yulman is not too big, not too small, it’s fairly new, and it’s only 5 minutes from down town Nola. There is a practice field attached to it! There is a lot to like, and it’s a complete stadium, which fully puts it above the shrine. I wouldn’t be mad with Yulman or the shrine, but if I had to pick, it would be Yulman.

Which stadium of these do you think is the best option? Maybe you have other stadiums in mind. Join me in the official USFL discord, and let me know what you think!

1 Comment

I think your choice is the best one, fingers crossed they get to play there.

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