The New Orleans Saints wanted permission to host 20,000 fans during the pandemic. The city gave them 3,000. “If this is between life and death, I have a responsibility to choose life for my people," said New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell.
"My early memories of the Superdome are all noise and crowds and joyful chaos. … That’s why it’s been so strange to see the dome empty thus far this NFL season." @ClintSmithIII reflects on how the New Orleans Saints' stadium mirrors the state of its city:
With New Orleans shut down and its Mayor Latoya Cantrell repeatedly declining to allow the Saints to have limited-capacity fans, team officials are meeting today with LSU officials about hosting upcoming games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La, per Saints' official Greg Bensel.
Per source, the Saints, who are in Detroit, have a player who has tested positive for COVID-19. Testing currently is occurring of those who were in contact with the player, who was on the flight from New Orleans.