New Orleans Saints season ticket renewal rate isn't that surprising to fans

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Jan 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Fans make their way to the stadium prior to the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions in the 2011 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

In a recent post by New Orleans Saints spokesperson Greg Bensel, he reported that the team has boasted a 99.6% season ticket renewal rate headed into this football season, a figure that’s not shocking to Saints fans.

The Saints have become one of the top franchises since the Mercedes-Benz Superdome re-opened it’s doors after major renovations from Hurricane Katrina in 2006.  That year saw the team sellout it’s season tickets for the first time in history.

That season ticket sellout has continued for the past six years and will likely continue for many to come.  Don’t be fooled by the .4% left or the smear of a “bounty” investigation, they will be or are most likely gone by now.

Why?  Because the Saints also boast an agonizing waiting list of +60,000 strong which grows a bit each year.  That’s almost enough to fill the 68,000 seating capacity a second time around.

I used to be on that list and when I called to place myself on it, they mean it.  When I first asked a ticket representative how long did she think the wait would be, my mouth dropped.

Thinking it wouldn’t be long, she paused and said, “Oooh sir, it will be at least 2 years at least if not longer”.  The list only grew after the Saints Super Bowl victory in 2010.

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  • diamond24

    Anyone have a spare tick or two to the Saint/Niners game contact me…i have to be there.