NFL Kickoff Presented by EA Sports Takes Place in New Orleans September 9, 2010

Posted on: August 19, 2010 | Posted in: News and Events
  For the first time in NFL Kickoff history and in the spirit of New Orleans, the NFL will host a parade to ring in its 91st season and celebrate the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV championship. The Kickoff celebration will take place September 9, preceding the 2010 NFL kickoff game of the Minnesota Vikings vs. the New Orleans Saints.  The celebrations will be just steps from the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in Jackson Square. This nationally televised event will feature performances by the Dave Matthews Band and Taylor Swift. In true New Orleans fashion, the Krewe of NFL Kickoff parade celebrating the Super Bowl XLIV Champs, the New Orleans Saints and the 91st NFL season is produced by Kern Studios at Mardi Gras World and will roll through the French Quarter, stepping off at 5:00 p.m. (CT) on Esplanade Ave. and North Peters, heading downtown on Decatur and North Peters crossing Canal St. to Tchoupitoulas and ending at Julia Street. The floats of the Krewe Of NFL Kickoff Parade include:
  • Rex Streetcar Float, a New Orleans-themed float celebrating that night’s match-up between the Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Lombardi Riverboat Float commemorating the Saints Super Bowl XLIV championship.
  • Smokey Mary Train featuring local kids who are part of the NFL’s PLAY 60 campaign, committed to making the next generation of youth the most active and healthy.
  • NFL sponsors EA SPORTS, VISA, Snickers and Pepsi also will have floats celebrating Kickoff.
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