For nearly 1,200 fans of the defending Super Bowl champions, the powers-that-be are paving paradise, and putting up a press box.
According to WWL-TV, three sections of seats are being removed from the Superdome for construction of a new press box. The old press box is being converted into 16 new luxury suites, and the new press box is knocking out 1,200 seats.
The Saints began calling the affected customers this week to break the news.
Though they’ll move to the front of the 50,000-person waiting list, the 1,200 fans will be on the outside looking in until 1,200 people give up their seats.
“Coming off of how successful this team was and the way this team has
really woven into this city’s fabric, the people really got behind this
franchise during this season and to say you can’t come back next year to
watch, that’s just going to be crushing and there’s no real great way
to spin it,” Roland Gau, consumer behavior professor at Tulane
University, told WWL-TV.
Here’s hoping that the Saints at least find a way to get the 1,200 affected fans into the Superdome on the evening of September 9, when the Who Dats will be celebrating their first-ever NFL title.
Then again, they can always tune in to Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, and their special guest on the Vikings Radio Network.