Don’t hold your breath (however in the age of Covid you might want to).Expect if I read Underhill's tweet right not having any events in the Superdome means losses due to expenses and debt payment come from the state's general fund. So all of Louisiana is being hurt by her decision, not just New Orleans.
I just want her to justify her decision when all the science says it's safe.
This Dink and dunk version of the team is no longer built for turf. Having some fans to give an emotional lift will be more important than the surface of the field. 25% of Tiger Stadium > 25% of Superdome, plus it may be 50% of Tiger Stadium soon which would mean over 70% of season ticket holders could go if they choose to.I understand her trepidation and will not criticize any leader for using an abundance of caution in these uncharted waters.
That said, what do 20,000 spread out fans in Baton Rouge really do for us? It isn’t like the financial impact would be anything more than a pint glass out of an ocean of this year’s revenue losses . I’d rather keep our players in familiar surroundings and keep the offense indoors as much as possible. Stay in the Superdome.
Good one. That one didn't even enter my mindFour... Saints and their opponents are exposed in the facilities at Tiger stadium on Sunday, the day following an SEC game, just having been occupied by two college teams. I guess they'll take proper precautions that meet the NFL guidelines.
Ok good for them. They aren't real NBA fans if the games were being played and they didn't tune in. I don't care if I had to get rabbit ears and watch the Saints play in Moscow I'd be right in front my TV every time!Actually very few watched the NBA have a successful Covid free Playoffs without fans.
Now for Cantrell, her decision to allow fans is a greater one than the SMG's capabilities. The City has instituted furloughs on its employees, including NOPD, and those numbers have to be weighed in when deciding to open the Dome to fans. If they can't pay police to do their regular duties, how are they to pay for a special event?“The Saints have been particularly good at using their business models to help us create a seating manifest that allows us to adhere to the six-foot distancing rule but also increase the capacity,” Thornton said. “If we just took the six-foot rule and applied it on its face without any sort of creativity you would bring your capacity to 17.5 percent, that would be about 13,000 fans in stands.”
The saints play 8 home games a year. Let's not act like these folks eat all year long because the Dome is open for 8 weeks. And no I don't care about someone making 8 weeks of pay less in a year if it means protecting the masses. You must not have had someone you know affected by Covid to place money over life. Sad.Right we don't need people to have stadium jobs, restraunt jobs, or basically ANY other jobs that involve person to person contact. Do you know how many businesses depend on there being games and other events in the 'Dome? How much money this team brings to NOLA? Apparently not if you think their lives are "empty" or this is a trivial matter....
Im not sure if i would count C. Ray moving "out of town" as voluntaryThis woman doesn’t care about New Orleans. Once this is over she will follow in the steps of Morial and Nagin and move out of town. Any word on if Mitch has moved yet? At least Sid Barthelemew has stuck around town.
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