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 today in a statement that the team talked about playing at LSU’s home pitch, which is approximately 80 miles away from the Superdome.
“Our gaming operations staff are meeting with LSU officials today to discuss the possibility of hosting future Saints home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge,” said Bensel. “LSU was kind and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games and we greatly appreciate their cooperation. We have also discussed the possibility of moving our home games to LSU with the NFL and are aware of our exploration of this option. Of course, our absolute preference is to play our games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with partial fan participation, but there has been no indication from the city as to when or if this might be approved. “
The saints are coming this week. Their next home game is October 25 and they have two home games in November and two in December. If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that long-term plans are useless, but the team would like to think they can sell tickets at some point this season and that may require a temporary move to Baton Rouge.