Saints consider playing at LSU as New Orleans continues to prohibit fans

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The Saints can’t play in front of fans in New Orleans, so they’re considering going elsewhere in the state.

Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said in a statement today that the team has talked about playing at LSU’s home field, which is about 80 miles away from the Superdome.

“Our game operations staff is meeting with LSU officials today to discuss potentially hosting future Saints home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge,” Bensel said. “LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games and we very much appreciate their partnership. We have also discussed the possibility of moving our home games to LSU with the NFL and they are aware of our exploring this option. Obviously, our overwhelming preference is to play our games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with partial fan attendance but there has been no indication from the city on when, or if, this might be approved.”

The Saints are on their bye this week. Their next home game is on October 25, and they have two home games in November and two in December. If the pandemic has taught us anything it’s that long-term plans are futile, but the team would like to think it can sell tickets at some point this season, and that may require temporarily relocating to Baton Rouge.

29 responses to “Saints consider playing at LSU as New Orleans continues to prohibit fans

  1. ksiner46 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 3:19 pm
    So money is more important than safety

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    …..Are you new here?

  2. So what’s the big beef? The Saints are trying to turn profit in a decimated, pandemic economy. They will have to refund home ticket holders.

  3. Lsu is sleepwalking thru its season, im sure if they saw the Saints in their stadium they’d be sure they were just in some weird dream.

  4. If fans want to attend they should be allowed. Even the WHO has admitted shutdowns are not the answer. Wear the masks if it makes you feel safer, though blocking 56-86% of airborne particles for anything but an N95 mask is not even remotely close to a preventive measure…but ok.

  5. Ummmmm saints just want fans. Saints would be 4-1 if we had fans in the dome. Tiger stadium gets louuuuud. Ain’t about the money.

  6. Watching the Saints play on natural grass will be AWESOME. If any snowflake feels unsafe attending a game….STAY HOME.

  7. “Sorry guys, this entrance is blocked off with a Danger sign. Oh wait, here’s a route around it.”

  8. Why would they do that? Drew Brees loves his dome. Take him out of his comfort zone, and he’s losing games to the Rams, Bucs, Panthers, Vikings, Giants, Chiefs, and other teams.

  9. I had to live down there in Lafayette and Belle Chasse for 6 years. Them cajuns are next level stupid. Most parents with any money put their kids in private school cuz the public schools are literally the worst. And many drop out after learning to read and write to go work offshore or in the fishing industry. Fun place to visit but I wouldn’t wanna live there.

  10. Just so everyonne is aware. Half the NFL has a limited amount of fans in the stands. I live in Dallas, the cowboys have had two home games with fans in the stands. No one says a word, stop jumping on the Saints for no reason.

  11. progressiveshatethetruth2 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 4:48 pm
    Why would they do that? Drew Brees loves his dome. Take him out of his comfort zone, and he’s losing games to the Rams, Bucs, Panthers, Vikings, Giants, Chiefs, and other teams.

    Really? You need to EDUCATE YOURSELF!. Google the NFL Team with the BEST ROAD RECORD over the last 5 years.

    The Saints played 4 of their “Home” games at Tiger Stadium in the Disasterous 2005 Katrina Season. As a 20 + Saints Season Ticket Holder it was DEFINITELY A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE. Of course they finished 3-13 that season and Drafted Reggie Bush and a TON of others in the 2006 draft that led to SB XLIV!

  12. All is not equal. LSU’s Tiger stadium is a open air and very large. The Superdome is the oldest indoor dome in the league and its concession areas with long lines and covered back rows of each seating section do not benefit from the high ceilings of the playing field. Tiger Stadium would be safer than the Superdome for fans even if the Superdome allowed fans. Nothing is 100% safe but a sprawling gigantic outdoor stadium like Tiger Stadium is as safe as it gets, and a vintage indoor dome with a fixed closed roof is as unsafe as it gets.

  13. Yes it is a shame safety appears to be secondary but fans don’t have to go. Personally I would not go no matter where the games are held, but people should be allowed to make their own decisions.

  14. after Hurricane Katrina and the retrofitting and rebuilding that went on and the renovation and extensive construction that took place I’m absolutely confident haven’t gone to architecture school in New Orleans that the people down there know what they’re doing. Talking about the Integrity of the building as a safety Factor as a negative element into the day-to-day week-to-week operations of a football team in the Superdome is ridiculous

  15. Lawrence says:

    “I’m absolutely confident haven’t gone to architecture school in New Orleans that the people down there know what they’re doing. Talking about the Integrity of the building as a safety Factor as a negative element into the day-to-day week-to-week operations of a football team in the Superdome is ridiculous”

    I sure hope that these are not the same people who knew what they were doing when the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed in October 2019 in NOLA.

  16. Good to see that not all of you are living in fear! To the rest of you tough guys, you should stay at home and keep your mask on 24/7!

  17. Hate the Saints, it love this. If for nothing else it would be fun seeing them play on beautiful atrial grass as opposed to that hideous looking CARPET, that most cheap teams that don’t want to pay for the proper maintenance of natural grass have nowadays. Not to mention, them playing outdoors in Death Valley. That’s just fun.

  18. Umm, have you noticed at all how many players/coaches/etc have been ill with Wuhan? All this hysteria about people contracting it, but they are all asymptomatic and back at practice just a few days later. The flu is more dangerous to NFL players than Wuhan. What do we do when players get the flu? We let them play if they can do it. Should be the same with Wuhan. Let’s get back to living. You can’t hide in a cave forever. Accept the risk and move on.

  19. Let the Saints do what they want. What team would not want to play in Baton Rouge? Great atmosphere in a collegiate setting brings spirit to the game that with no fans in the stands can’t match. I’m sure they’d limit attendance and implement all the protocols but as said before don’t go if you don’t feel safe. Its still, almost, a free country and if you don’t feel safe don’t attend.

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