Seats closest to field to be covered at Superdome for Saints games in 2020

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There will be few fans than typical capacity when the Saints host games in the Superdome this season. The same can be said for the rest of the NFL.

The first eight rows of the Superdome as well as every other NFL stadium will be kept empty and covered as a protective measure for coaches, players and on-field staff from the COVID-19 virus.

New Orleans Saints senior vice president of communications Greg Bensel confirmed to The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate that the Saints are already in the process of working with affected season ticket holders.

“Based on the NFL meeting today, it will be mandated that stadiums cover the first eight rows in the stadiums,” Bensel said. “This covering is being done for health and safety of players, staff, employees, fans and broadcasters. We are already in the process of working with and reaching out to our season ticket holders making it a priority to accommodate and relocate them. We will also offer them a number of options for the 2020 season including a refund or credit and it will not impact their season ticket holder status moving forward.”

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