In a reality where a worldwide pandemic took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, the game of football seemed like such a distant priority. However, for fans of the NFL, it was disappointing to not be able to watch games lives in their home stadium with a packed arena full of screaming fanatics.
For the New Orleans Saints, it was even more discouraging, knowing that the 2020 season was likely - and proved to be - the final season of future Hall of Famer Drew Brees. But fear not! - The New Orleans Saints are hoping to have a packed house again in 2021 as discussed by team President Dennis Lauscha in an interview with John DeShazier of NewOrleansSaints.com.
Will we have full attendance at Saints games this season?
Lauscha: I 100 percent expect full attendance, and everyone rockin’ and rollin’ and cheering our team on to victory. Absolutely.
In addition to a Dome full of fans, Lauscha also intends to have another big difference in 2021:
[T]his year we’ll have our floor-level suites, we’ll have some standing-room only areas that will be open and as we continue to move on, you’ll see our club levels significantly expand, you’ll see our entrances significantly expand. I honestly can say this: It will continue being a cutting-edge building. It’ll be the best stadium in the National Football League when we’re finished.
The renovations to the still-named Mercedes-Benz Superdome were controversial, with the new floor-level suites replacing seating that had been held by season ticket-holders on either side of the endzones for many years. But despite the controversy with the new suites, Lauscha still has high hopes for the Saints franchise, and the Superdome, moving forward:
You have my promise that we’re going to do everything we possibly can to make sure that you’re proud of the organization, and that this organization is here for your generation and your children and grandchildren’s generation. That’s what we’re trying to accomplish here. I assure you we have great people here that are all pulling in that direction. Keep supporting us and I promise you we’ll be loyal to the city and the community, and we’ll keep on giving back whenever we can. I think that’s just what’s so unique about our franchise and our city.
What says you, Who Dat Nation? Are you ready for live attendance by fans in the Superdome? Are you looking forward to the new suites on either side of the endzones? Let us know in the comments. Send me presents.