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The New Orleans Saints can never just quietly enjoy a bye week; for once, their downtime activities pay off for both the team and fans. The Saints announced Tuesday that, as part of a phased, deliberate pilot approach, 3,000 fans will be allowed to attend this weekend’s matchup against the Carolina Panthers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Importantly, these 3,000 tickets will be distributed to season ticket holders for this weekend’s...