Saints In Talks To Play Home Games At LSU Stadium
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all professional and recreational sports. There's a lot at stake, including the health of the players, staff, and fans. Outside of the human aspect, NFL and other league owners are losing a ton of revenue by not packing arenas and stadiums with screaming fans throughout the season. This is precisely the motivation behind talks between LSU and the New Orleans Saints.
There have been no fans allowed in the New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome all season, just family of the players. Being that Saints fans are among the loudest in the country, the silence on game day is proving to be a deafening experience for the players.
No one wants to see Saints fans back at the Superdome more than Mayor LaToya Cantrell, but she's trying to do her job and protect the residents of New Orleans. The Saints sent a request to the mayor, asking her to allow fans to attend their game against the Chargers this past Monday, but that request was denied. Responding to news the Saints could possibly start playing in Baton Rouge, the mayor took to Twitter and defended her decision.
Talks between the New Orleans Saints and LSU officials continue. We'll see what happens.