Sep 8, 2010 4:12 PM by Kate Mundy
The defending Superbowl Champion Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings this Thursday for their season home opener.
Thousands are flocking to the city for all the excitement leading up to the game.
The activities include: The NFL Play 60 Youth Football Festival at Woldenberg Park Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
The NFL Fan Zone is set up at the Jax Brewery parking lot. It goes from 10:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m.
Kickoff concert featuring Dave Matthews and Taylor Swift at 6:30 p.m. in Jackson Square.
The Krewe of NFL parade starts at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. It leaves from Esplanade Avenue and North Peters Street.
KATC's Carolyn Cerda is there. She'll share the excitement from the Crescent City tonight at 5:00 and 6:00.