Report: Panthers vs. Saints will be played in Superdome, game will not move to Baton Rouge

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – OCTOBER 12: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints signals to his team during their NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 12, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Report: Panthers vs. Saints will be played in Superdome, game will not move to Baton Rouge

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — The New Orleans Saints will play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, according to a report from the The Athletic.

The team had been in talks to move the game to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge in an effort to have fans in the stands, however LSU plays the University of South Carolina at home Saturday night and it would have been a tough turnaround for the NFL.

Fans will not be allowed for the game in the dome, unless New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell changes her stance on crowds during the ongoing pandemic.

Kickoff between the Panthers and Saints is set for noon.

Sources tell WDSU the Saints will also run into the same issue for their next home game on November 15 against the San Francisco 49ers, since LSU hosts the University of Alabama on Saturday, November 14.

The first game the Saints could possibly play in Baton Rouge would be November 22 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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