The aftermath of the Super Bowl victory by the New Orleans Saints was a delightfully amusing experience for me. Not because of Saints improbable triumph on the field, but the stupefyingly revisionist reporting about team owner Tom Benson.
Natahan Riemer has been a life long Saints fan and a season ticket holder for the last 10 years, but he just found out his coveted seat inside the Superdome won’t be there this season.
“It’s the Claiborne side last full row of the dome on the 50-yard line, Saints sideline, it’s right up there,” said Riemer.
“I wanted to cry,” he said after learning he was losing his tickets. “I was extremely upset.”
On Thursday, Saints Box Office employees began calling close to 1,200 season ticket holders to let them know their seats are disappearing in order to make room for a new press box. The old press box is being replaced with 16 new suites.
It was one of the greatest feelings in my life,” said Riemer, “and then today I find out that I might not be able to see the banner drop that Thursday first game of the year.”
Take heart Mr. Riemer, as the benevolent Benson will tell you, the season ticket waiting list is only 50,000 deep, meaning you’ll be back just in time to catch the Saints’ next Super Bowl victory.