Louisiana signs could soon offer welcome to ‘Who Dat Nation’

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s welcome signs along Interstate 10 could soon celebrate the New Orleans Saints.

Lawmakers agreed I-10 welcome signs at the Texas and Mississippi state lines should declare people have entered the “Home of the Who Dat Nation,” referencing the nickname for Saints fans.

A 35-0 Senate vote Tuesday gave final passage to the bill by New Orleans Sen. Wesley Bishop. It also calls for the Saints appreciation language to be included on the Superdome exit sign on I-10 in downtown New Orleans.

The House added an extra provision to the bill, designating Hwy. 90 from Lafayette to Raceland as the “Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Highway,” in honor of Louisiana’s former governor.

The signs must be paid with local or private dollars to be installed.

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