Brees’ group selected as finalist for New Orleans Six Flags site

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is partners in a group that has been selected by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, as a finalist to redevelop a Six Flags location. The location has been abandoned for the past 16-years.

His group — that also includes Saints linebacker Demario Davis and Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman — was selected over six proposals. S.H.I.E.L.D. 1 Foundation — a partnership between Brees, Davis, and Norman — and developer Kiernan West LLC of Colorado has new plans for the location.

Amusement Park
Amusement Park (Unsplash)

Instead of re-creating another Six Flags, the plan for the location is to turn the space into educational centers, including a spot, where young people can learn about farming, according to NOLA.com. There will also be several amenities at the location.

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The Saints legend and his team will have to beat out two additional bids for location. Situs Development Collective — who is second in the bidding — wants to build another Six Flags-type of location with a waterpark, an RV parking location, along with retail stores.

The third bid is from TKTMJ Inc. and Henry Consulting. This group wants to turn the place into another amusement park, along with a logistics hub and a travel center.

These bidders will make a final proposal in the next few months. NOLA.com is reporting that the winner of the bid will be announced by early summer.

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