The New Orleans Saints have changed their ticket policy and will give refunds to season ticket holders who want them due to the vaccine mandate and mask rules in place for home games this season.
Season ticket holders have until Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. to request refunds for the 2021 season. Those returned tickets will be made available to people on the Saints’ wait list.
Attendees will still have have to show proof that they’ve received at least one COVID-19 vaccination to enter the Caesars Superdome and Champions Square on game day. Fans that are 12 and under do not need to provide any proof of vaccination or negative test result.
Team spokesperson Greg Bensel said about 120 fans reached out to the team about a refund before the new guidelines were announced.
“We have received thousands of calls from interested fans wanting to purchase any season tickets made available by current season ticket holders seeking refunds,” said Bensel. “Our preference is to have these loyal fans in the seats rather than see these additional tickets be made available to visiting fans via the secondary market.”
If you are a fan that has not yet been vaccinated, the Saints said they will work with Ochsner Health to provide free vaccines on game days at various places around the Superdome. Fans who receive their first shot on gameday will be allowed to enter the Superdome without having proof of a negative test result.