New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson announced that season ticket prices will not increase for the 2015 season. Since 2009, New Orleans has enacted only one season ticket price increase. While New Orleans will not increase ticket prices, Benson told fans that he is reinvesting in the Mercedes Benz Superdome to enhance the fan experience. Even though Benson is dealing with some personal issues, the fan experience and winning football games has always been a top priority. New Orleans has one of the best fans bases in the NFL and tickets are always in demand for home games.
Under Sean Payton, New Orleans has been one of the best teams in the NFL. Prior to the 2014 season, Payton’s Saints won at least 11 games in four straight seasons. The 2014 season was a disaster for New Orleans as its defense was unable to stop the opposition. New Orleans won just three home games, but its success on the road was noteworthy. New Orleans won four of its eight road games, which provides optimism for the 2015 season. Add in a resurgent crowd at the Mercedes Benz Superdome and New Orleans should be a playoff contender in 2015.
Entering the 2015 season, New Orleans will bring back the majority of its roster, but will have to make decisions on a few key members. Free agent running back Mark Ingram had a career year last season, but a strong free agent running back class may allow New Orleans to sign him at discounted rate. New Orleans must also decide whether it wants to cut wide receiver, Marques Colston with Brandin Cooks returning from an injury. Expectations are high for the 2015 season and fans can expect an exceptional experience at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
According to TicketIQ, the average ticket price at the Mercedes Benz Superdome was $195 in 2014. That averaged ranked 12th among all NFL teams.