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Superdome visionary David Dixon roots on Saints

Updated: January 18, 2010, 11:22 AM ET
By Andrew Astleford

Chances are, the man who created the New Orleans Saints and envisioned the Superdome will watch the NFC Championship Game on Sunday between the Saints and Minnesota Vikings like many fans -- from home.

"I will watch it on TV from now on, I think," said David Dixon, 86, a New Orleans businessman and entrepreneur who brought the NFL to the city in November 1966. "I still get tired. Right now, I am so tired I can hardly move because I really get into [the games]. I'm a very enthusiastic ...

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