Saints explore playing home games at LSU’s Tiger Stadium
The New Orleans Saints confirmed a report Tuesday that the team is considering playing future home Saints games this season at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.
Greg Bensel, the Saints Vice President of Communications, acknowledged that members of the organization met Tuesday with LSU officials about the possibility:
“We can confirm that our game operations staff is meeting with LSU officials today to discuss potentially hosting future Saints home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. 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.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier in the day that the Saints were interested in moving games from the Superdome due to repeated rejections by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to have limited attendance at home games based on current state COVID-19 guidelines.
With New Orleans shut down and its Mayor Latoya Cantrell repeatedly declining to allow the Saints to have limited-capacity fans, team officials are meeting today with LSU officials about hosting upcoming games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La, per Saints' official Greg Bensel.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2020
The Saints have played three home games with only limited numbers of family members allowed to attend the most recent two including the 30-27 overtime New Orleans win Monday night.
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