Saints lobbied to fill Superdome at 35% capacity, with support from Ochsner, records show (1 Viewer)

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BY AMIE JUST and SAM KARLIN | Staff writers

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The New Orleans Saints have been locked in a public battle with Mayor LaToya Cantrell for weeks over whether the team should be allowed to fill the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to 25% capacity for games, a stalemate that escalated to the point where team officials said they might play in LSU’s Tiger Stadium if Cantrell wouldn’t relent.

But in August, before the season began, the Saints made a pitch to Gov. John Bel Edwards for a bolder idea: 35% capacity — a plan that would put almost 24,000 fans in the stadium for games.

A Saints presentation, obtained Monday through a public records request...

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