Saints, Pelicans owner outlines succession plan for teams

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Saints owner Gayle Benson says her succession plan for the NFL’s Saints and NBA’s Pelicans calls for the sale of the teams to a buyer who intends to keep the clubs in New Orleans.

Posted: Sep 30, 2021 10:37 AM
Updated: Sep 30, 2021 10:37 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints owner Gayle Benson says her succession plan for the NFL’s Saints and NBA’s Pelicans calls for the sale of the teams to a buyer who intends to keep the clubs in New Orleans.

Benson is the widow of late Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson.

The 74-year-old outlines her succession plan after her death in joint interviews with the Times-Picayune and WVUE-TV.

The plan also calls for Saints and Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha to structure the sale of the clubs in a way that binds them to New Orleans and use proceeds for a multi-billion-dollar charitable foundation to benefit the New Orleans area.

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