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Football, basketball, baseball, golf, horse racing, running...whatever sport you're into, we have the best of them here in New Orleans. Year-round!

New Orleans' fanaticism for pro sports has a long history, dating back to the 19th century. To a time when the "Big Three" of American sports were baseball, boxing and horse racing and we had all three! When pro football and basketball zoomed in popularity by the late 20th/early 21st centuries, New Orleans kept pace and added the Saints and the Pelicans. And the VooDoo, when Arena Football began taking off.

Today New Orleans is still basking in the afterglow of a Super Bowl-winning season for the New Orleans Saints and taking pride in a Pelicans team that has been an NBA playoff contender nearly every year since locating here in 2002. Championship golf found a home in New Orleans many years ago when the New Orleans Open (now the Zurich Classic) was elevated to major tournament status on the annual PGA circuit. Horse racing at the nation's third-oldest track the Fair Grounds has witnessed nearly 140 years of racing history, shared equally by legendary thoroughbreds and the jockeys who rode them.

Add internationally recognized running events, college football bowl games, championship college basketball tournaments, and a rapidly growing interest in soccer to the mix and you have a city that loves its sports as much as its fine cuisine, its fabulous music and "passing a good time" at Mardi Gras.

Listed below are the top upcoming sporting events with links to teams and venues for more information. When it comes to the best in competitive sports you're likely to find something exciting going on during your stay here in New Orleans.

July 2016
July 4 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Round Rock Express Zephyr Field
July 5 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Round Rock Express Zephyr Field
July 6 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Round Rock Express Zephyr Field
July 14 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Fresno Grizzlies Zephyr Field
July 15 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Fresno Grizzlies Zephyr Field
July 16 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Fresno Grizzlies Zephyr Field
July 17 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Fresno Grizzlies Zephyr Field
July 18 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Sacramento River Cats Zephyr Field
July 19 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Sacramento River Cats Zephyr Field
July 20 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Sacramento River Cats Zephyr Field
July 21 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Sacramento River Cats Zephyr Field
July 26 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Iowa Cubs Zephyr Field
July 27 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Iowa Cubs Zephyr Field
July 28 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Iowa Cubs Zephyr Field
July 29 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Iowa Cubs Zephyr Field
July 30 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Nashville Sounds Zephyr Field
July 31 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Nashville Sounds Zephyr Field
August 2016
August 1 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Nashville Sounds Zephyr Field
August 2 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Nashville Sounds Zephyr Field
August 7 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Memphis Redbirds Zephyr Field
August 8  New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Memphis Redbirds Zephyr Field
August 9 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Memphis Redbirds Zephyr Field
August 10  New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Memphis Redbirds Zephyr Field
August 20 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers Zephyr Field
August 21 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers Zephyr Field
August 22 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers Zephyr Field
August 23 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers Zephyr Field
August 24 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Round Rock Express Zephyr Field
August 25 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Round Rock Express Zephyr Field
August 26 New Orleans Saints vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preseason Mercedes-Benz Superdome
August 26 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Round Rock Express Zephyr Field
August 27 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Round Rock Express Zephyr Field
August 28 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Round Rock Express Zephyr Field
September 2016
September 1 New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens Preseason Mercedes-Benz Superdome
September 2 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Nashville Sounds Zephyr Field
September 3 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Nashville Sounds Zephyr Field
September 4 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Nashville Sounds Zephyr Field
September 5 New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Nashville Sounds Zephyr Field
September 11 New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders Mercedes-Benz Superdome
September 18 New Orleans Saints vs. NY Giants Mercedes-Benz Superdome
September 26 New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Superdome
October 2016
October 16 New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers Mercedes-Benz Superdome
October 29 Jazz Half Marathon & 5K Lafayette Square
October 30 New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks Mercedes-Benz Superdome
November 2016
November 12 36th Annual YMCA Corporate Cup Race City Park
November 13 New Orleans Saints vs. Denver Broncos Mercedes-Benz Superdome
November 19 Smoothie King Big Easy Running Festival Champions Square
November 24 NOAC's 109th Annual Turkey Day Race Tad Gormley Stadium at City Park
November 27 New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams Mercedes-Benz Superdome
December 2016
December 4  New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions Mercedes-Benz Superdome
December 19 34th Annual Ole Man River Half Marathon and 5K Gretna City Hall
December 24 New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mercedes-Benz Superdome
 
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