Saints alter season ticket refund policy amid scrutiny

The Louisiana Superdome served as a shelter of last resort in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but sustained major damages during the storm. FEMA provided $176 million in funding for emergency protective measures, debris removal, mitigation measures and repairs to the facility, speeding the New Orleans' Saints return to their home field.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have adopted a new refund policy allowing fans to relinquish their season tickets and get their money back. The Saints intend to fill the 73,000-seat Superdome for home games this season. But they also are following local and state protocols that restrict admittance to fans who wear masks and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before a game. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry opposes mask mandates and had called for the withholding of funding for Superdome improvements unless the Saints agreed to provide refunds.