Saints expect full attendance, ‘everyone rockin’ and rollin’ and cheering’ in 2021

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Attendance at NFL games amid the COVID-19 pandemic took a pitfall in 2020, leading to financial issues the league is still coming to grips with. But with vaccines now widely available and restrictions being lifted daily, the New Orleans Saints are planning to host a full house during the 2021 season.

Saints team president Dennis Lauscha said as much during a recent interview with NewOrleansSaints.com, saying: “I 100 percent expect full attendance, and everyone rockin’ and rollin’ and cheering our team on to victory. Absolutely.”

While the Saints will not require proof of fans being vaccinated to attend (something explored by other teams like the Buffalo Bills), they’ll continue to emphasize the importance of reaching herd immunity within their community. Lauscha added: “As much as we can do to encourage vaccinations, we’ll continue to do it. It’s one of our No. 1 priorities.”

Some pro sports teams, such as the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights, have begun hosting pop-up vaccination sites before games. Maybe that’s something the Saints could look into. In the meantime, it appears the Superdome (possibly sponsored by Caesar’s Entertainment) will be filling every seat when the Saints kick off this fall.