Cardinals-Saints preseason game canceled as Ida threatens Louisiana

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Aug 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 18:00:57-04

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Saturday's preseason game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Saints at the Superdome has been canceled after being moved up seven hours because of the potential for Tropical Storm Ida to hit the Louisiana coast as a strong hurricane by Sunday.

The Saints announced the cancellation in a statement saying, "The game, which was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug 28 was moved to noon at the Caesars Superdome. Due to the intensification of the hurricane throughout the day and after the most recent tropical update, the team's leadership has made the decision in the best interests of all personnel that may have been directly and indirectly affected by the storm."

The National Hurricane Center warns that Ida has hallmarks of a rapidly intensifying storm that could slam into Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane.