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MikeTriplett / New Orleans Times-Picayune

PHOENIX -- Friday's announcement that the Saints will "host" a regular-season game in London's Wembley Stadium against the San Diego Chargers on Oct. 26 was met with overwhelming enthusiasm by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Saints owner Tom Benson and representatives from New Orleans and the state, among others.

Granted, the Saints will be sacrificing one of their eight home games in the Superdome -- to the chagrin of fans. And the competitive merits of a midseason journey across the globe are questionable, at best. The game is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. in London, noon in New Orleans.

But many suggested that the publicity and economic opportunities of such a global event are worth the sacrifice for both the team and the city. Full Story – Picayune
 

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