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Everything fans need to know about attending the Saints home opener against the Minnesota Vikings

Kickoff is set for noon

The New Orleans Saints will host the Minnesota Vikings in the 2014 home opener noon Sunday, Sept. 21 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Champions Square will open at 9 a.m. Brass-A-Holics will take the stage at 9:15 a.m. The Jackson State University marching band will perform at halftime of the game.

Saints Experience - See map below

*Saints Inflatables & Interactives

*Register for the newest club in town! Copeland's presents the Saints Kids Club

*Stop by the New Orleans Pelicans' Sport court to shoot some hoops, get player autographs, and sign up for season tickets!

*Register for the newest club in town! Copeland's presents the Saints Kids Club

*Win cool prizes at the Copeland's Bag Toss

*Check out the Snyder's Lance tent and receive free samples of Cape Cod chips and Snyder's pretzels

*Visit The Advocate's tent for a free black and gold koozie and register for a chance to win a gift certificate to!

*Try your arm at the Chevron football toss for a chance to win $5 gas cards!

  • Visit the McDonald's tent and claim your coupon for FREE fries and a soft drink with the purchase of a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets!
  • Stop by the Louisiana Lottery truck to purchase your 2014 Saints scratch ticket!

Saints Hall of Fame Museum

Rich Mauti will be available for autographs and pictures from 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. at the museum, located at Gate B on the Plaza Level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. All ticket holders are admitted free on game days.

Entry Gate Access

All gates at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome are open at 10 a.m. To help with traffic flow into the stadium, we strongly encourage fans to enter through the gate that is listed on their ticket. (See image below.)

Barclay's Fast Pass

Barclays Fast Pass: Get into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome faster than ever! Now you can use your Saints Extra Points credit card as a fast pass at Gate G to skip the lines. Each cardholder can escort up to three guests through the Fast Pass Gate. Must present credit card at gate. Don't have the Saints Extra Point credit card, click here to apply.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Security Information

Security at all entrances for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Champions Square will include metal-detecting wands, and the NFL's clear bag policy will also be enforced.

Prohibited carry-in items also include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. Non-approved seat cushions include large traditional seat cushions that have pockets, zippers, compartments, or covers.

NFL Bag Policy

To provide a safer environment, bags are restricted to one clear vinyl/plastic bag (12" x 12" x 6") per person, and one small clutch purse (6.5" x 4.5" maximum size). The small clutch should be approximately the size of a hand, and can be taken into the stadium with the larger clear plastic bag, or separately. The policy is designed to speed entry. For the full policy and FAQs, click here.

National Anthem

The choir from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts will sing the national anthem. Watch this video on the choir.

Game Day Menu Special Iron Range Porketta Sandwich, a pulled-pork sandwich with fennel and garlic served on a Kaiser roll. $12.

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