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Naming Rights Needed For Saints Stadium

The lighting is set to begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. | Source: AP Photo / Gerald...
The lighting is set to begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. | Source: AP Photo / Gerald Herbert / AP(KALB)
Published: May. 20, 2020 at 4:46 PM EDT
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints are preparing to find a new naming rights holder for the Superdome. Mercedez-Benz has held naming rights under a 10-year agreement that expires in July 2021 and Saints say the German automaker does not intend to extend the deal. Mercedes-Benz also owns naming rights to the current home of the Atlanta Faclons. Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened in Atlanta in 2017 and its naming rights deal runs 27 years. The auto maker says it is “fully prepared to honor" the Superdome deal but also supports efforts the Saints make to explore future options.