The Saints have long been considered to have one of the NFL’s best and most loyal fan bases.
No further proof is needed of this fact, as it was just announced the team has sold out all 73,000 seats for every home game for the upcoming 2011 season.
A lockout and it’s potential to destroy the upcoming sixteen game schedule, or at least impede it’s start, cannot prevent the Who Dat Nation from coming out in force.
It’s quite a feat considering the NFL’s ticket sales have been down in general for more than three years. There are also teams who’s ticket sales have slumped dramatically due to the lockout.
Seemingly it appears that fans are anxious to get a look at the Saints revamped defense after their addition of defensive end Cameron Jordan and linebacker Martez Wilson.
While seeing an improved defensive unit is a big draw for fans, not unlike when Reggie Bush was drafted in 2006, the sell-out of tickets probably has allot to do with running back Mark Ingram.
New Orleans traded back up into the first round to take the former Heisman Trophy winning running back to add to an under achieving unit that was devastated by injury in 2010.
Fans are excited to see just what he can bring to the offense. With all respect to Pierre Thomas, not since the hay-day of Deuce McAllister has New Orleans had a dynamic rushing threat.