Photos from Saints honoring original season ticket holders with monument commemorating 50th season as season ticket holders
The New Orleans Saints honored the season ticket holders who have been with the team for all 50 seasons by unveiling a monument featuring their names at the entrance to Champions Square on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The unveiling featured an introduction by emcee Mark Romig, remarks by Saints President Dennis Lauscha and words from Saints Owner Tom Benson.
"Today we unveil this monument to signify your dedication and the New Orleans Saints profound appreciation for your commitments to our team," Lauscha said. "To quote Maurice Franks of Southern University, 'Loyalty cannot be blue-printed.' In 1967, you were a testament to the conditions being exactly right! And you have upheld that loyalty for 50 seasons!"
Following Benson's words of thanks, trumpet player, Tim Laughlin who played alongside Al Hirt, performed "When the Saints Go Marching In" as the monuments were unveiled.
The monuments feature the names of every season ticket holder who has been with the team for all 50 seasons listed in alphabetical order.
As the ceremony concluded, season ticket holders were invited to have their pictures taken next to their names.
Additonally, season ticket holders were invited to enjoy refreshments and appetizers and received a poster to commemorate the event.
As season ticket holders reach their 50th season, their names will be added to the monument.