Saints to meet with LSU on hosting home games

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New Orleans Saints officials are meeting Tuesday with LSU officials about having the Saints play upcoming games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Saints official Greg Bensel told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“LSU has been gracious and enthusiastic regarding hosting our future games, and we very much appreciate their partnership,” Bensel said. “We have also discussed the possibility of moving our home games to LSU with the NFL and they are aware of our exploring this option.

“Obviously, our overwhelming preference is to play our games in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with partial fan attendance, but there has been no indication from the city on when, or if, this might be approved.”

The NFL has also offered its support to the Saints, including an email sent earlier this month from commissioner Roger Goodell to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, who has repeatedly declined to allow the Saints to have limited-capacity fan attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic. A source confirmed to ESPN that NFL medical experts would be willing to meet with New Orleans officials as well.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league has had “ongoing conversations with the Saints about LSU” and pointed

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