Goatwhacker wrote:Regarding the season tickets - the Saints have a payroll to meet and I doubt the players are going to give up their paychecks. This is just speculation but maybe without the season ticket money the Saints would become insolvent? In that case the season ticket holders would have the choice of going to a different location to watch the Saints or losing the team altogether.
The NFL is a unique entity. Teams make enough from the TV contract that a franchise is a license to print money. The Saints don't need any of the lost revenue that may occur from playing less home games of at a smaller stadium to show a profit.
He can move his team to SA if he chooses. The timing is both very poor and opportunistic. The outdated Superdome is damaged and in need of replacement/refurbishment, plus the city will have absolutely no resources to commit to a stadium project. So Bensen could move out and in years, should the city be recovered financially, the NFL would love to give them a franchise.