The story was broken recently that close to 1,200 season ticket holders for the New Orleans Saints may end up losing their seats. Their seats aren’t being taken away so much as they’re actually being eliminated for a new press box and some suites to be put into the Superdome.
Is this unfair or simply a casualty of progress?
Well, the fans losing their seats think it is nothing but wrong and they are looking for your support. The Saints’ organization recently started calling the fans whose seats would be eliminated and letting them know of the situation. Said fans were also advised that they would be moved to the front of the line for the season ticket waiting list that is some 50,000 people long.
Perhaps that can be seen as a consolation of sorts, but they could still miss out on next season and maybe more. The only way the estimated 1,200 will be able to take advantage of being at the front of the waiting list is if current season ticket holders decide to give up their seats. Good luck with that. There may be the occasional one here and there, but doubt it will be a mass exodus.
I’m not entirely sure how much good it will do, but these fans are looking for the support of New Orleanians and fellow Saint fans everywhere. It certainly can’t hurt and who knows what the Super Bowl winning organization could do if enough attention is garnered. So go over to facebook and check this out:
I Support the 1200 Lost Saints’ Season Ticket Holders
There you can see photos, hear stories, and even read letters written to the Saints/NFL in hopes of something being done.
Progress is a way of life, but I know for a fact that I’d be extremely upset and angry if my seats were just stripped right out from underneath me. Literally. It will be interesting to see exactly where this may end up going in the coming days and weeks.
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