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Gameday Information: Saints vs. Texans

Posted Aug 24, 2012

Saints fans should plan for enhanced security at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this season and arrive early

Will Smith

GAMEDAY ENTERTAINMENT INFORMATION
Saturday, August 25, 2012/7 pm CT (vs. Houston Texans)

Fans can begin to enter the Mercedes-Benz Superdome starting at 5 pm. and Champions Square opens at 4 pm. Superdome garages will open at 2 pm. General parking is available in Garage 1-A and Champions Garage.
 
Saints fans should plan for enhanced security at the Superdome this season.

This season, in accordance with enhanced security screening mandated by the NFL, security personnel will scan patrons with hand-held metal-detecting wands at ALL entrance gates. Pat downs will no longer be performed. All other security measures will remain in place.
 
Because of the changes, fans should arrive EARLY and allow for extra time to enter the stadium.

Early Activities
Saints Experience: (Opens at 4:30 pm)
*Inflatables and Interactive
*Register for the newest club in town! Copeland's presents the Saints Kids Club.

Champions Square: (Opens at 4 pm)    
*Contraflow on the Champions Square’s main stage at 4:30 pm

Hall of Fame Museum:
*Former New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl player and current New Orleans Saints Team Ambassador Michael Lewis will appear at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum on Saturday, August 25 from 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m., prior to the start of the New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans preseason game at 7 p.m.

Anthem:
Hayley Orrantia
18-year old Hayley Orrantia is a singer, songwriter and actress from Highland Village, Texas.                            

Color Guard:
St. John Parish Sherriff’s Office Young Marines

Pregame Performance:
Jr. Saintsations

Halftime Show:
USA Football
In celebration of USA Football, tonight’s halftime entertainment will feature exhibition play between the Bay Saints Youth Tackle Football teams and the Covington Saints and Madisonville Monsters. USA Football month is designed to promote the sport and the intrinsic values gained from participation in youth football, while signaling the beginning of youth and high school football seasons across the country.

Promotions
*Chevron Teacher of the Week
*Ochsner Hero
*USA Football
*Team Smile

Saints Charity Auctions:
*Support Saints Charities by bidding on fabulous merchandise offered by Saints Charity Auctions.  Silent auction tables are located at Gate A Plaza, Gate C Loge, Gate E Plaza, and Gate G Loge. All proceeds benefit local charities.

Tickets:
*This game may be sold out, but you can still have the exciting opportunity of catching your boys in Black and Gold by purchasing tickets through the NFL Ticket Exchange. NFL Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster is the only official, 100 percent guaranteed way for Saints fans to buy and sell tickets with other fans. Get your tickets now by clicking here to visit the NFL Ticket Exchange website, or stop by the NFL Ticket Exchange Box Office located at Gate a Ground Level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to purchase tickets all the way up until kickoff.

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