The Associated Press has learned that the NFL's Saints are returning to New Orleans for Sunday's season-opener against Tampa Bay.
The club was forced to flee to Indianapolis ahead of Hurricane Gustav.
The Louisiana Superdome was not used as a refuge during Gustav as it was during Hurricane Katrina three years ago, and did not sustain any structural or interior damage and never lost power. Officials remained in the stadium with a handful of staff during the storm Sunday night and yesterday.
The building underwent a 200-million-dollar, eight-month renovation following Katrina.
Residents are expected to be back in the area by the end of the week after being evacuated.
The game could have been switched to Tampa, because both teams play in the NFC South and meet twice each season. The Saints are due to visit the Buccaneers on November 30th.