MONROE, La (KMSS/KTAL) – In Northeast Louisiana, there’s one family whose New Orleans Saints ties run deep. Half a century deep.
“My grandfather, Fred Moses, bought the season tickets in 1971,” said David Moses.
Fred Moses worked as a traveling salesman in New Orleans during the early 1970’s when he first bought the tickets. When the Saints opened the Superdome in 1975, he was given the opportunity to pick exactly where he wanted his seats.
“The way the story goes, my grandfather was very meticulous with where he picked his seats,” said Moses. “He purchased six tickets and made sure they were dead center, right on the 50-yard line.”
The tickets have been in the Moses’ family ever since.
“About 20 years ago, my father, Freddy Moses, passed down the tickets on to me. He wanted my brother, Tyler Moses, and me to keep them in the family,” said Moses.
Weekends in the fall are reserved for football in the Moses’ household, with trips to Baton Rouge for LSU games on Saturdays before heading to New Orleans for kickoff on Sundays.
“We enjoy the afternoon games so we can get down there, get lunch, just explore with the family,” said Moses. The family consists of his two teenage sons, Chandler and Luke, his wife, Amy, and their swarm of pets.
“We bought a camper so we can bring all of our animals and we park outside Benson Tower,” said Moses.
The pandemic has kept the Morris Family from attending any games this fall, and there are still a few things the family misses about the gameday experience.
“We love to get there early, see everyone warm up,” said Moses. “The player intros with the fire, the lights going out, we love that. And then the game, its like you’re in a wasp’s nest; you can feel the wind of everybody swinging the towels and the roar of the crowd. There’s nothing like it. I can’t wait for things to get back to normal so we can enjoy those days again.”
The season tickets have been in the Moses Family for 50 years. David hopes to see them in the family for 50 more.
“I plan on passing them down to my kids. Hopefully we can make a hundred years out of it before I pass, but ya never know.”