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Sugar Bowl (JAO-26)


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New Orleans Saints (NFL) (1967-1974) Sugar Bowl (NCAA) (1935-1974) Tulane Green Wave (NCAA) (1926-1974) Super Bowl (NFL) (1970, 1972, 1975)

Tulane Stadium was an outdoor football stadium located in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1926 to 1980. In 1935, the first Sugar Bowl was played in Tulane Stadium. The term "Sugar Bowl" had been coined by Fred Digby, sports editor of the New Orleans Item, who had been pushing for an annual New Year's Day football game since 1927. Since the institution of the annual Sugar Bowl game, Tulane Stadium itself was often informally referred to as "the Sugar Bowl".

In addition to hosting Tulane University football games and the Sugar Bowl, the stadium was also home to the National Football League's New Orleans Saints from 1967 through 1974. The Saints' first game was a 27-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on September 17, 1967, although New Orleans provided fans with a memorable highlight when John Gilliam returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. The Saints won their last game in the stadium, 14-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals on December 8, 1974.

Tulane Stadium was the site of Super Bowl IV, Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl IX. Super Bowl IX was the last professional league game ever played at the stadium.

Unused 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" standard size chrome

Dist. by J.A. Ossen Co.

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