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SAINTS LEASE IS DIVINE; WILL STAY IN DOME FOR 25 YEARS

     The Saints have agreed to a deal that will keep them in the
Superdome for another 25 years.  Under the deal, the team will
"pay lower rent and take a larger share of game day concessions
sales."  The state will also pick up the cost of additional staff
at all the team's home games.  Details of the agreement: the club
will pay about $50,000 a year less in rent under the new
agreement, and receive 42% of the sale of certain concessions --
an increase from the current 35%.  The "concessions by the state
will cost at least" $4.5-5M over the life of the lease (Ed
Anderson, New Orleans TIME-PICAYUNE, 9/29).
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