Saints fans unfazed by extra security The sellout crowd in the Superdome faced extra security as they entered the dome this afternoon.
This was the first Saints home game since the U.S. Department of Homeland Security heightened security measures a week ago at stadiums throughout the country.
Despite the wet weather, the atmosphere around the Dome was far from gray and gloomy, and the heightened security measures didn’t dampen the afternoon either.
“No, no, I was here I was already tailgating by nine o’clock this morning,” said Hubert Thompson, a Saints fan.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security tightened up checkpoints at stadiums a week ago after Najibullah Zazi, 24, was indicted in New York on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. The extent of his alleged ties to al-Qa’ida is unclear. But authorities had concerns that Zazi and others might have been planning to set off homemade bombs in transit systems, hotels and stadiums nationwide.