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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'm fairly pleased with this schedule. Atleast I'll be able to see some games. Still no word on when they'll be giving refunds? Also, I hope all of these games will be played on Sunday. Not only did I scratch ...

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Old 09-13-2005, 12:08 AM   #11
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I'm fairly pleased with this schedule. Atleast I'll be able to see some games. Still no word on when they'll be giving refunds?

Also, I hope all of these games will be played on Sunday. Not only did I scratch up $250 for season tickets, but I also took off Sundays which means 8 hours @ $7 less on my paycheck. For a struggling college student, thats huge.

However, the Saints can't adhere by my standards in every which way, so I'll have to take whatever they come up with. I'm ready to watch some football!

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Old 09-13-2005, 06:12 AM   #12
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I'm fairly pleased with this schedule. Atleast I'll be able to see some games. Still no word on when they'll be giving refunds?
Benson said Saints season-ticket holders can use their tickets for the games in Baton Rouge and San Antonio, but beyond that ticket details are still to be determined. Benson said more ticket information will be announced today.

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We wanted to make it one-thousand percent clear that the New Orleans Saints are committed to New Orleans and their fans," Tagliabue said. "The New Orleans Saints represent New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region and Mr. Benson and I both recognize that we have a great responsibility to the people of this state and of New Orleans and the region."

Benson, who has been tight-lipped since Katrina struck two weeks ago, spoke briefly with reporters before leaving Tiger Stadium.

"This is a good deal for us," Benson said. "I don't want to leave Louisiana. Otherwise, we wouldn't be playing four games here."

Saints coach Jim Haslett and many of his players expressed a desire to play in San Antonio because of the proximity to the players' families and the reduction in travel. But Tagliabue was adamant that as many games as possible be played as close to New Orleans as possible.

Tagliabue said Oct. 30 was "the appropriate time" for the first game because it allows sufficient time that the games won't interfere with recovery efforts and an adequate number of hotel rooms will be freed by departing evacuees and emergency personnel.

"The consensus was that by the end of October we could be comfortable with all the logistic issues," Tagliabue said. "That's why the balance was struck the way it was. The consensus first was that the priority in this city, in this part of the state had to continue to be recovery and rebuilding from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

"That involved hundreds of challenges that are without precedent, not the least of which is LSU's challenge in accommodating 3,000 students from other institutions here on campus and giving them a continuing opportunity to complete and continue their education. As we looked ahead for the next two weeks and next month, it seemed to us that we should stay out of the way of those priorities being met."


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Old 09-13-2005, 10:57 AM   #14
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Kewl im happy with that 4 at LSU i'll be there san antonio probly not but i will still be a rooting for them...... GOOOOOO SAINTS !!!! YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH !!!!
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