New Orleans Night
|New Orleans Night|
|League||Arena Football League (1991–1992)|
|Team history||New Orleans Night
|Based in||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Arena||Louisiana Superdome 1991–1992|
Midnight Blue, Orange, White
|Head coach||Vince Gibson|
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. On April 9, the name Night was unveiled as was Eddie Khayat as head coach.
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 Night wore Zubaz designed uniforms used during the 1991 season.
The team was disbanded after a winless 1992 season.
|New Orleans Night roster|
Wide Receivers/Defensive Backs
Offensive Linemen/Defensive Linemen
Rookies in italics
|Ironman of the Year|
The following Night players have been named to All-Arena Teams:
- WR/DB Milton Barney (1)
- OL/DL Johnny Sims (1), Doc Wise (1)
- K Marco Morales (1)
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 1992 Arena Football League season.
- The team appeared on the game EA Sports Arena Football as a hidden bonus team.