Saints working with displaced fans for new seats

Faced with mounting public speculation based on the accusation of a former employee that head coach Sean Payton and assistant coach Joe Vitt abused/and or stole Vicodin at the team’s facility, the New Orleans Saints have responded.

Sure, Payton released a statement denying any abuse or theft of any drug of any type. And then the Saints reached out to members of what has become known as the “missing 1,200,” the group of season ticket holders from the Superdome who have been displaced by the team’s plans to relocate the press box to the upper regions of the building.

Now that right there is a way to fight negative public relations. Do something nice for the fans after they’ve twisted in the wind for a couple months.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the club began reaching out to members of the “missing 1,200” on Monday in efforts to relocate them to different seats throughout the stadium. The Saints, reportedly, had told the group in late April that it would be two to three weeks before packages were offered.

The price is going up, but that can be expected after a Super Bowl championship. The displaced fans have a day to accept or decline the offers. They’re getting seats in the stadium for the team’s title defense. Ultimately, that’s what matters in all of this.

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