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TOM BENSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Saints owner makes big donation to Pro Football HOF

CLEVELAND (AP) -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million in donations to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Hall announced Benson's two gifts Monday, saying the contributions are the largest by any individual in the institution's 51-year history. Benson says it's important to "recognize the origins of our game and embrace the future." The Hall...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints owner makes major donation to the NFL Hall of Fame

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has pledged $11 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which is the largest contribution by any individual in the Hall’s 51-year history, according to ESPN. Ten million dollars will go toward renovating Fawcett Stadium, which will be renamed “Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium,” the first step […] The post Saints owner makes major donation...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

In New Orleans, Benson gets All-Star treatment

One of the people most responsible for bringing NBA All-Stars back to the Big Easy this weekend is an 86-year-old man who wasn't that into basketball for much of his life. He is Tom Benson. And in New Orleans, NBA fans and community leaders are grateful the NFL owner - who also now owns the Pelicans - finally came around. ''He really stepped up to the plate in a big way, because...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans arena to be renamed Smoothie King Center

The New Orleans Pelicans and Louisiana-based Smoothie King have reached a 10-year agreement to rename the New Orleans Arena as the Smoothie King Center. Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha said such a deal had been a ''gigantic'' piece of owner Tom Benson's business plan since he bought the long-struggling small-market franchise from the NBA in the spring of 2012. ''Finding a naming...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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