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New Orleans Saints will host 3,000 fans in the stands

The Saints and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell will take a “phased and deliberate pilot approach” to allow fans in Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The New Orleans Saints will allow fans in the stands for the first time this season beginning with their game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Oct. 25.

According to the team, Saints season ticket holders will  have access to 3,000 tickers for the game.

The Saints and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell will take a “phased and deliberate pilot approach” to allow fans in Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The increase of fans is solely dependent on local health guidelines and the safety and health of the fans and staff. The Saints plan to host 6,000 fans, Nov. 15 against the San Francisco 49ers and the Nov. 22 game against the Falcons. Stadium capacity is expected to increase to 15,000 for the Dec.20 Kansas City Chiefs game and Dec. 25 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

The mayor’s office with ensure that all Game Day gatherings in the Central Business District and French Quarter follow city coronavirus restrictions.

The Saints and Mayor Cantrell’s office encourages fans to wear masks in public and maintain social distance to increase progression in their fight against COVID-19.

After this announcement by the city, the Saints will not have to relocate to LSU’s Tiger Stadium in order to have fans in the stands (they explored this option).

The New Orleans Saints will join the list of teams allowing fans in the stands, including the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans.

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Mecca Lennon has been a Journalist for In The Zone since August 2020. Mecca has experience in journalism and professional writing from experiences obtained in the classroom and through various leadership roles. Mecca has facilitated and assisted in campaigns to enhance social media presence and overall prestige in brands. A Public Relations student at William Paterson University, she aspires to work in a sports related role with an emphasis on the NFL.

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