New Orleans Night

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New Orleans Night
Founded 1991
Folded 1992
League Arena Football League (1991–1992)
Division South (1992)
Team history New Orleans Night
Based in New Orleans, Louisiana
Arena Louisiana Superdome 1991–1992

Midnight Blue, Orange, White

Owner(s) Mike McBath
Bill Hampton
David Briggs
Head coach Vince Gibson
Championships 0
Division titles 0

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.[1] On April 9, the name Night was unveiled as was Eddie Khayat as head coach.[2]


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.[3]

The team was disbanded after a winless 1992 season.

Notable players[edit]

Final roster[edit]

New Orleans Night roster

Wide Receivers/Defensive Backs

Running Backs/Linebackers

Offensive Linemen/Defensive Linemen

Wide Receivers/Linebackers


Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 15, 2013
32 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Individual Awards[edit]

Ironman of the Year
Season Player Position
1991 Milton Barney WR/DB

All-Arena players[edit]

The following Night players have been named to All-Arena Teams:

Notable coaches[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 1992 Arena Football League season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Eddie Khayat 1991 4 6 0 .400 0 0
Vince Gibson 1992 0 10 0 .000 0 0


Season W L T Finish Playoff results
1991 4 6 0
1992 0 10 0
Totals 4 16 0



  1. ^ Smith, Jimmy (March 19, 1991). "Arena football coming to town". The Times-Picayune. pp. E1. 
  2. ^ Roesler, Bob (April 10, 1991). "Night dawns in N.O.". The Times-Picayune. pp. C1. 
  3. ^ Image of 1991 uniform

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