Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer
The Saints ranked first in the NFL in "overall gameday satisfaction" for the second straight year, according to an annual evaluation conducted by the league's observation program and third-party expert review audits. The Saints ranked first in two specific categories: gameday satisfaction and game entertainment. And they ranked in the top 10 of five other categories: gameday staff, safety and security, departure, arrival and merchandise. "This ranking is merely a reflection of all the incredible people that work for our organization, our fans, local law enforcement, and the SMG staff," Saints president Dennis Lauscha said in a statement. "We take great pride in creating an atmosphere in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome that is unmatched in the National Football League and that starts the moment fans arrive on gameday."