REPORT: Saints looking to move home games to LSU

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The New Orleans Saints are speaking with LSU about hosting future home games at Tiger Stadium, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said in a statement that she welcomes the New Orleans Saints to Baton Rouge if they choose to come.

“These are trying times for our state and nation. We’re making real progress here in East Baton Rouge, and I welcome the New Orleans Saints here should they choose to come. While health precautions and quality of life don’t have to be mutually exclusive, this is not an open invitation to ignore precautions we have put in place to protect everyone. Should they choose to come, the Saints and Saints fans will be required to adhere to the same guidelines put in place for college football games – social distancing with 25% occupancy, required masks, and no tailgating. If we all do our part, we can begin to return to normalcy. We are all part of the Who Dat Nation, and we’re happy to welcome them to Baton Rouge”, said Weston.

New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell hasn’t allowed the team to have fans at the Superdome at any capacity so the Saints’ are exploring the options of moving their games to Death Valley. LSU is open to hosting the team’s games.

The Tigers only has three home games left on their schedule:
– Oct. 24th vs. South Carolina
– Nov. 14th vs. Alabama
– Dec. 5th vs. Ole Miss (season finale)

The Saints have five remaining home games with only two games on the same weekend as LSU home games:
– Oct. 25th vs. Panthers
– Nov. 15th vs. 49ers
– Nov. 22nd vs. Falcons
– Dec. 20th vs. Chiefs
– Dec. 25th vs. Minnesota

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