Reporting Jessica Kartalija
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Ravens arrived in New Orleans Monday night after a huge sendoff rally in Baltimore. Now, they are getting ready for a busy media day.
Jessica Kartalija has more.
Hotels are booked and packed with Ravens fans. Restaurants are totally jammed. Quickly, it became Baltimore on the Bayou.
The musicians in Jackson Square have Ravens fever as things heat up in the Big Easy.
“New Orleans is known for throwing a party and we are having one of the best parties these next few weeks,” said Jay Ramon, Cafe Du Monde.
“It’s awesome. We’re seeing all sorts of people from very close to where we’re from,” said a fan.
“New Orleans loves the Ravens. We’re going to paint the town purple,” said a fan.
Fans are arriving by the minute and hotels are booked solid.
“I do believe we’ll see record numbers in hotel occupancy, record numbers in revenues–even the vendors around the city,” said an official.
“This is like the big game for us as a city While the big game is Sunday — and it’ll be a great day — the city of New Orleans is also a player in that game and it enables us to show our city off to the world,” said Mark Romig, New Orleans Tourism.
Everyone welcomes Baltimore to the Bayou!
You have to remember that it’s Mardi Gras as well, so between that and the Super Bowl, it’s a huge party.
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