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Oakland Raider fans partying on Bourbon Street in New Orleans as they await the NFL season opener against the New Orleans Saints. Photo Credit: Santiago Yvonne Cano Escobar.

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The streets of New Orleans are awash with Silver and Black as the Raider Nation arrives in force to root for the Oakland Raiders as they take on the New Orleans Saints in  the NFL 2016 season opener at Superdome.

When the New Orleans Saints go marching in to the Superdome on Sunday 11 September, plenty of Oakland Raiders fans will want to be in that number.

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Oakland Raider fans partying in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

First, the Oakland Raiders have an international following, and Oakland Raider fans are known for driving and flying in from around the Raider Nation to root for their football team at home in the Black Hole as well as in rival NFL stadiums.

Secondly, New Orleans is America’s unrivaled party town.

It’s no coincidence that fully seven Super Bowls have been played in the Crescent City.

The Big Easy also plays host to the Sugar Bowl, the New Orleans Bowl, and countless other major sporting events.

Third, the Superdome, a.k.a. Mercedes-Benz  Superdome, is located near the heart of the Central Business District.

The Superdome is surrounded by dozens of hotels and motels, which are not only within walking distance of the stadium.

These hostelries are also within a short walk of the French Quarter, the city’s oldest and most interesting neighborhood.

Think Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, Dixieland Jazz, and Creole Cuisine.

 

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The Raider Nation invades Bourbon Street in New Orleans before taking on the Saints at the Superdome. Photo Credits: Santiago Yvonne Cano Escobar.

Raider fans started arriving in New Orleans earlier in the week. They have been marching up and down Bourbon Street, filling the bars and clubs, downing Hurricanes, and partying into the wee hours.

Will the Crescent City ever be the same?

A big thank you to Santiago Yvonne Cano Escobar for sharing these great photos!!!

Accommodation

In case you haven't booked a hotel room yet, accommodation ranges from international chain hotels to modest bed and breakfasts in renovated heritage buildings.

A list of hotels and motels within a 15 minutes walk of the Superdome follows. Please note: walking times are courtesy of Hotels.com.

5 to 9 Minutes Walk to the Stadium

Hyatt House New Orleans/Downtown - 1250 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 5 minute walk to the stadium. 

Aloft New Orleans Downtown - 225 Baronne Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 5 minute walk to the stadium. 

Holiday Inn New Orleans - Downtown Superdome - 330 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. 8 minute walk to the stadium.  

Holiday Inn Express New Orleans Downtown - 334 O’Keefe Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. 9 minute walk to the stadium. 9 minute walk to the stadium. 

Comfort Inn & Suites New Orleans, Downtown/French Quarter - 346 Baronne Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 9 minute walk to the stadium. 

Le Pavilion Hotel - 833 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 9 minute walk to the stadium. 

10 to 14 Minutes Walk to the Stadium

Catahoula Hotel - 914 Union Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 11 minute walk to the stadium. 

Ace Hotel New Orleans - 600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 11 minute walk to the stadium. 

The Blake Hotel New Orleans, an Ascend Collection Hotel - 500 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. 11 minute walk to the stadium. 

Lafayette Hotel - 600 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. 11 minute walk to the stadium. 

The Whitney Hotel - 610 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 11 minute walk to the stadium. 

AC Hotel by Marriott New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area - 221 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 12 minute walk to the stadium. 

Wyndham Garden Hotel Baronne Plaza - 201 Baronne Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 12 minute walk to the stadium. 

The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel - 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, Louisiana. 12 minute walk to the stadium. 

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD - 821 Gravier Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 12 minute walk to the stadium. 

Hampton Inn New Orleans – Downtown - 226 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 12 minute walk to the stadium. 

InterContinental New Orleans-444 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. 12 minute walk to the stadium. 

Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue - 333 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. 12 minute walk to the stadium. 

Q and C Hotel Bar New Orleans Autograph Collection - 44 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 12 minute walk to the stadium. 

International House- 221 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 12 minute walk to the stadium. 

The Saint Hotel, Autograph Collection - 931 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 14 minute walk to the stadium.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans - 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 14 minute walk to the stadium. 

Royal St. Charles Hotel- 135 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. 14 minute walk to the stadium. 

Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter - 124 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. 14 minute walk to the stadium. 

La Quinta Inn and Suites New Orleans Downtown - 301 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 14 minute walk to the stadium. 

Omni Royal Crescent Hotel - 535 Gravier Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 14 minute walk to the stadium. 

St. James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member - 330 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 14 minute walk to the stadium. 

Country Inn and Suites by Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter - 315 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 14 minute walk to the stadium. 

15 Minutes Walk to the Stadium

JW Marriott New Orleans - 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 15 minute walk to the stadium. 

Holiday Inn French Quarter-Chateau Lamoyne - 301 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 15 minute walk to the stadium. 

Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter - 24 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 15 minute walk to the stadium. 

Wyndham La Belle Maison - 515 Gravier Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 15 minute walk to the stadium. 

Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel - 114 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 15 minute walk to the stadium. 

Staybridge Suites New Orleans French Quarter/Downtown - 501 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 15 minutes for the stadium. 

Hotel de L’Eau Vive - 315 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 15 minute walk to the stadium. 

The Old No. 77 Hotel Chandlery - 535 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans. 15 minute walk to the stadium. 

Le Meridien New Orleans - 333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 15 minute walk to the stadium.

Loews New Orleans Hotel - 300 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 15 minute walk to the stadium. 

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