Oct 6, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton stands during the National Anthem with team owner Gayle Benson (middle left) and team president Dennis Lauscha (middle right) before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

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Saints expect 100-percent capacity in Superdome this season

New Orleans Saints president Dennis Lauscha said Sunday that he believes every seat will be filled for every home game in the 73,000-seat Superdome in 2021.

“I 100 percent expect full attendance, and everyone rockin’ and rollin’ and cheering our team on to victory. Absolutely,” Lauscha told the team website, noting the importance of vaccinations in the Q-and-A interview, published on the nine-year anniversary of him being named president of the organization.

“Obviously, it’s really important,” Lauscha said regarding getting fans vaccinated. “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.”

The Saints kick off their 17-game regular-season schedule against the Green Bay Packers at home on Sept. 12. Their preseason home opener is set for Monday, Aug. 23, vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Saints had 6,000 fans in attendance for two games during the pandemic-altered 2020 season, but mostly hovered around the 3,000 mark for home games last year. That included their divisional playoff loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which had 3,750 fans.

No fans were in attendance for last year’s season opener against the Bucs, while the next two vs. the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles Chargers had 750 people on hand.

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