New Orleans Night
New Orleans Night
Conference none
Division Southern Division
Year founded 1991
Home arena Louisiana Superdome
City, State New Orleans, Louisiana
Head Coach Vince Gibson
ArenaBowl championships none
Conference titles none
Division titles none
Wild Card berths none
Owner(s) Mike McBath
Bill Hampton
David Briggs
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Current uniform

The New Orleans Night was an Arena Football League (AFL) team that competed in the 1991 and 1992 AFL seasons and were based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The team was officially announced at a press conference on March 18, 1991.[1] On April 9, the name Night was unveiled as was Eddie Khayat as head coach.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

They played their home games inside the massive Louisiana Superdome, also home of the NFL New Orleans Saints, which obviously had to be modified considerably to cut the playing surface and fan seating down to a size appropriate to fit arena football. The "Thunderdome" (the Superdome's name used for the Night games) used its basketball configuration for arena football. Using this setup, the dome still had a capacity of 30,000 for the Night. Also, during the 1992 season, the Night used a huge blue curtain to close off the rest of the unused dome, to give a smaller arena feel to it. Team colors were Midnight Blue, Sunset Orange, and Moonlight White. The team was disbanded after a winless 1992 season. The Night are probably best remembered for its Zubaz designed uniform used during the 1991 season.[3]

Season-by-season[edit | edit source]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
1991 4 6 0
1992 0 10 0
Totals 4 16 0

Notable players[edit | edit source]

Head coaches[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Smith, Jimmy (March 19, 1991). "Arena football coming to town". The Times-Picayune: pp. E1.
  2. Roesler, Bob (April 10, 1991). "Night dawns in N.O.". The Times-Picayune: pp. C1.
  3. Image of 1991 uniform

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