It is almost certain that the National Football League's New Orleans Saints will have to play all their home games this season somewhere other than their hurricane- and flood-ravaged city.

Their home stadium, The Superdome, suffered major damage and was used as a refuge for thousands of people while the surrounding city was flooded, and it could be uninhabitable for months.

The New Orleans Saints are relocating their workouts to Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. The first home NFL game for the team this season is scheduled for September 18 against the New York Giants.

The two most mentioned alternative sites for the game are the Alamodome in San Antonio or the 90,000 - seat stadium in Baton Rouge, which is the home of Louisiana State University. Saints club officials have said they would like to keep the home games in Louisiana.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.