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shadowdrinker 03-26-2005 03:18 AM

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Costly exit clauses

The Saints have a 90-day window after the 2005 season during which they can leave New Orleans by paying the exit penalty. The state can terminate the deal after the 2007 season and not make the final three years of payments.

If the exit clauses are dropped, it would effectively eliminate the team as a candidate to relocate to Los Angeles, where National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has said he hopes to field a team by 2008 or 2009.

"That's something we can negotiate," Benson said of the out clauses. "It's up to the governor and her people; it's not up to us."

Benson originally set deadlines of Feb. 1 and March 1 to reach a new agreement. In each case, he dropped the deadline to afford more time for discussions.

"We're ready," Benson said. "We told them, 'Hey, give us a new stadium or a renovated Superdome, or just tell us to leave.' Those are the three choices. That's where we're at. We can't keep going on like this. It's ruining us."


There's much more to the story...

Here's the link...

http://www.nola.com/saints/t-p/index...5761858860.xml

trimolo 03-26-2005 10:04 AM

Saints talk with the State likely to wait till next year...n
 
That shows the backward thinking of louisiana, you can give polititians new 40k SUV\'s every year, but can\'t see forward enough to know that 400 million on a new stadium would be paid off in less than 10 years, with 2 superbowls, 10 sugarbowls, and countless other events...

FireVenturi 03-26-2005 11:29 AM

Saints talk with the State likely to wait till next year...n
 
Quote:

That shows the backward thinking of louisiana, you can give polititians new 40k SUV\'s every year, but can\'t see forward enough to know that 400 million on a new stadium would be paid off in less than 10 years, with 2 superbowls, 10 sugarbowls, and countless other events...
Exactly

spkb25 03-26-2005 09:46 PM

Saints talk with the State likely to wait till next year...n
 
christ are we getting ready to see the l.a. saints. man this doesnt sound good. man this sucks. i think we will stay in n.o. but not with any thanks to the gov.


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