Mercedes-Benz Superdome Ready To Welcome Full Stadium For Opener Against Green Bay Packers

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The Mercedes-Benz Superdome expects a full stadium of fans for their home opener against the Green Bay Packers on September 12. 

This will be their first season since 2006 without newly-retired quarterback Drew Brees. 

According to the Saints’ official website, president of the team Dennis Lauscha expressed great optimism about 2021 and leaving behind the 2020 COVID-laden season. 

“100 percent expect full attendance, and everyone rockin’ and rollin’ and cheering our team on to victory,” said Lauscha. 

Such optimistic headlines for the latter half of 2021 have uplifted almost every fanbase eager to get back to their favorite venue. 

Stadiums around the nation have announced plans to reopen their venues fully by mid-June, without a mandate to wear a mask or to show proof of vaccination thus far.

Fans will be back, and their quarterback room is eager to pick up the pieces after Brees’ retirement. So the city of New Orleans is ready for a good comeback narrative, and the upcoming season is sure to challenge the organization.

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has also gone above and beyond to meet demand for vaccinations by hosting vaccine events, which should help all fans to return.  

Lauscha established the importance of vaccinating his community: “We’ve got to get these vaccinations to get to herd immunity, at least community immunity, or get us to a comfortable place. As much as we can do to encourage vaccinations, we’ll continue to do it. It’s one of our No. 1 priorities.” 

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.

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