Saints’ home away from home

The Saints’ home away from home is more than 4,000 miles from the Superdome. It sports a gigantic crowning arch rather than a roof, and the playing surface is grass rather than synthetic FieldTurf.

Teddy Kider of The Times-Picayune writes, the one-weekend move for the Saints can be considered an honor, since their new home usually is reserved for the identity of an entire nation.

Wembley is the national stadium of England, typically used for home games of England’s national soccer team. There are no local teams that have home games at Wembley — perhaps the characteristic that separates it most from U.S. venues. Even compared with new luxurious American venues, the history of places such as Yankee Stadium and the seating capacity of collegiate facilities, there is no equivalent of Wembley Stadium in the United States. MORE

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