By John Sigler | Saintswire
The 2020 NFL season is going to be a strange year for the history books, with teams continuing to make adjustments in reaction to the novel coronavirus pandemic. One of those changes will keep New Orleans Saints fans well apart from their favorite team at games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and every other venue in the NFL.
An announcement from the league office ordered every NFL stadium to cover the first eight rows of seating around the field, keeping a sizable distance between fans, players, coaches, and support staff. Further changes to seating arrangements — protecting fans from one another — have not yet been announced. NFL owners also agreed on a conference call to use the tarped-off seating for extra advertising space, somewhat mitigating the lost revenue from ticket sales.
Saints vice president of communications Greg Bensel released a statement to say that the team is actively adjusting to this new reality, saying, “We are already in the process of working with and reaching out to our season ticket holders making it a priority to accommodate and relocate them.” ...
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