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NFL Stadium Rankings: New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
Louisiana Superdome|Capacity: 69,703|Opened: 1975
OVERALL RANK
15
Louisiana Superdome
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Category Rank (1-32)
6
Affordability & Food
How would you describe the affordability of a trip to your hometown stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.9% 7.4% 47.4% 27.9% 16.3%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 NFL Rank NFL Average Ticket
$62.22 13.4% 6th $72.20
How would you rate the quality of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
2.8% 10.8% 32.4% 29.1% 24.9%
How would you rate the affordability of the food at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
4.2% 14.6% 54% 19.2% 8%
Category Rank (1-32)
27
Tailgating
How would you rate the tailgating scene on game day?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
9.3% 21% 27.1% 25.2% 17.3%
On average, how much tailgating do you do for each game?
0-1 hours 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5+ hours
48.4% 25.6% 18.6% 2.8% 4.7%
Category Rank (1-32)
17
Team Quality
How would you rate the year-to-year quality of the home team's on-field performance?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
0.9% 31.9% 45.5% 18.3% 3.3%
Which player on your team is most worth paying to watch?
Drew Brees Reggie Bush Deuce McAllister Marques Colston Jeremy Shockey
67.5% 21.2% 4.2% 1.4% 0.9%
Drew Brees
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Category Rank (1-32)
10
Stadium Atmosphere
How would you rate the Fan IQ of the home crowd?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
3.7% 8.4% 23.7% 34.9% 29.3%
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
3.7% 9.3% 31.2% 32.1% 23.7%
What is the worst incident you have witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself at the ballpark?
  • "At a game in 2007, a Tampa Bay fan decked out in pirate gear was egging the crowd on. People were getting annoyed but surprisingly enough, ignored him for the most part. Then he kept it up wanting a reaction. Someone stole his "clapping" hat and he complained to security. Turns out, he didn't have a ticket for the seats he was in and was ejected. Instant Karma."
  • "To be honest I have never seen an opposing fan treated poorly. Saints fans are rowdy but very happy-go-lucky. Good-natured ribbing followed by handshakes at the end are what we see most often, even when the Falcons are in town. I have engaged in chanting against an opposing team's fans, but we always shake hands at the end win or lose. That is in stark contrast to how we Saints fans were treated by the hooligans and thugs that attend Bears games. They threw beer at us, made fun of Hurricane Katrina, cursed at the women and did not care that children were present. Very low class."
  • "I attended the Saints-Jets game where tackle Kyle Turley tore off the helmet of a Jets defensive player for roughing up former Saints QB Aaron Brooks. After that game there was much tension between opposing fans and I saw plenty fist fights where blood was drawn and noses broken. I witnessed a lot of arrests that day."
What is your favorite memory from a game at the stadium?
  • "The reopening in September 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. That whole experience (U2 and Green Day, parties all day outside, the emotional rush, and the trouncing of a divisional opponent) beat any event I have been to including the Indy 500, Game 2 of the 2003 World Series, Mardi Gras and the Sugar Bowl."
  • "The Monday night home opener after Katrina was one of the best days of my life. The emotion in the city that day was indescribable."
  • "I've been to both playoff wins in Saints history but any fan who was there will tell you that it was never better than 2006 opening night at the Dome against the Atlanta Falcons. Every once in a while a game can transcend sports. This was one of those moments."
Category Rank (1-32)
18
Accessibility
How would you rate the traffic to and from the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
5.1% 14.4% 47% 19.5% 14%
How would you rate the availability and cost of parking at the stadium?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
4.2% 15.3% 47.4% 20.9% 12.1%
How would you rate the public transportation options?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
24.4% 25.8% 32.9% 9.4% 7.5%
 
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