The pro football action in New Orleans continues only two months after the end of the NFL season when the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League take the field in the New Orleans Arena.
The VooDoo resumed play in 2011 after sitting out the 2009-10 seasons and they rejoined the Arena Football League during the league’s first year of an 18-game schedule. The VooDoo play in the South Division of the AFL’s American Conference, along with four other teams in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Georgia.
The team was given the name in recognition of the city’s reputation as a center for the West African and West Indian practice of voodoo, introduced here in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Appropriately, the VooDoo’s official mascots are known as Bones and Mojo. Their cheerleaders are called the VooDoo Dolls.
The VooDoo home games are played at the Smoothie King Center. Season tickets for the VooDoo’s nine regular season home can be purchased by calling 1-888-277-5526. To learn more about the team visit their website atwww.aflvoodoo.com.