"If funding can be arranged, the building will boast modernized club rooms, updated luxury suites, high-end concession stands and state-of-the-art electronics, such as high-definition scoreboards and halo boards.I doubt that anything the state does at this point will change Tom Benson's mind. He wants to go to San Antonio. The only force that can stop him is the NFL itself. This may give the NFL a little more leverage over Benson, though.
The renovation will stop short of the full-scale $150 million project state officials proposed for the 30-year-old stadium almost two years ago that included corner suites with French Quarter-style balconies, wider concourses and added lower bowl seating. But it will be a clear upgrade over the leaky, aging building that drew criticism from Saints officials before Katrina."
Sunday, December 11, 2005