Metairie is home to the New Orleans Zephyrs, the Triple-A affiliate to the Florida Marlins. The Zephyrs are part of the Pacific Coast League, a recently expanded group of teams that compete year long. The Zephyr stadium is a local fan favorite for a night of entertainment. Watch the Zephyrs play other Pacific Coast teams, in this large stadium that seats 10,000. Because of the recent hurricanes that hit the New Orleans area, the stadium sustained heavy damage, but has since been repaired. In 1998 the Pacific Coast League championship was won by the Zephyrs with a score of 3-1 against the Buffalo Bisons, and in 2001 the Zephyrs were scheduled to participate in the Championship Series. However, shortly after the September 11th attacks the season was canceled. In 2006 the Zephyrs set a world record as the longest match in PCL history, lasting a total of 24 innings, where the teams spent 18 innings tied. The history of Zephyrs stadium is nearly 100 years old, and is a great pastime of the Metairie locals. The Zephyrs stadium doesn’t only host the Triple-A team, there are a wide variety of entertainment and sporting events that take place year long. The history of the team is a wild ride of sudden changes and unfair events; however they have stuck through it all and pressed there way on to being Triple-A champions. As a way of demonstrating their history of misfortunate events the Pontchartrain Beach Amusement Park hosts the Zephyr Rollercoaster!