Cantrell: Saints football with no fans is 'the way to go'


New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has told CNN that she thinks the Saints should play any games this calendar year in an empty Superdome.

"I think that no fans present, that is the way to go."

It came after the mayor also called for canceling any festivals in 2020.

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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she agrees with other city leaders' decisions to postpone large scale events to 2021."We have to look at the data. And based on that, I just don't see us being able to host Essence, ... Jazz Fest, for the year 2020. Let's look at '21."

— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) April 16, 2020

Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards said this week that he could envision a situation where football is played at the college and pro level with fans in every other seat or every third seat.

He said, thinking off the top of his head, that measures would also have to be taken to separate people as the entered and left games.