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Gameday Information: Saints vs. Redskins

Saints fans are encouraged to arrive early at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sunday to watch the 2011 NFC South Banner drop (11:52 am) and for the pregame chant

Photos of safety Malcolm Jenkins during his first stint with the New Orleans Saints and his time with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Photos of safety Malcolm Jenkins during his first stint with the New Orleans Saints and his time with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints

Sunday, September 9, 2012

12:00 PM CT

Saints Initiatives:  Special Olympics

Title Partner: Mercedes-Benz

Title Partner Giveaway Item: Schedule Magnet

Jersey Color: White 


Doors Open: Superdome is open at 10:00am

Superdome garages will open at 7:00am.

*Saints Experience: inflatables & Interactives (9:30am - 12:00pm)

*Register for the newest club in town!

Copeland's presents the Saints Kids Club

*Stop by the Verizon tent to experience NFL Mobile get your face painted, and win great prizes!

*Win cool prizes at the Copeland's Prize Wheel

*Free Samples of Cape Cod Potato Chips and Snyder's Pretzels from the Snyder's Lance tent

*Try your arm at the Chevron football toss for a chance to win $5 gas cards and Saints rally towels

*McDonald's will be giving away coupons for a free fruit smoothie or frappe with any purchase!

*Visit the Louisiana National Guard recruiting station

*Stop by Raising Cane's and register to win FREE Cane's for a Year or a Saints gift basket with autographed merchandise. Don't forget to pick up your free koozie!

Champions Square: Opens at 9 am

Performing on stage:

*Top Cats (9:15 - 11:15am)

Food Drive:

The New Orleans Saints and Second Harvest Food Bank will host a food drive at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday prior to the regular season opener against the Redskins. Fans can donate items at the upper level exterior concourses at the entrances of Gates A, C, E, and G, as well as Gate A Ground's East Island. Donations will also be taken at each entrance of Champions Square. Fans can also make monetary donations at all food donation locations.

*Hall of Fame Museum:      *

Saints Hall of Fame defensive lineman Jim Wilks will appear at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum on Sunday, September 9, from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. prior to the game.


*Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes is a 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year nominee. The Louisiana native is currently touring the United States and Canada on his "Most Wanted" tour. He has shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley and Hank Williams, Jr. He recently announced plans to tour with Carrie Underwood this fall on her 2012 "Blown Away" tour.


*New Orleans Police Department


*Southern University Marching Band

From performing high-volume rhythm and blues, to playing flawless, show-stopping classics, from popular hip hop dance moves to precision drill steps, the Southern University Marching Band has achieved legendary status as one of the nation's top college bands.


*Coca Cola Cash Catch

Special Presentations & Events

*Unveiling of 2011 NFC South Division Champions Banner (11:52 am)

*The Saintsations

*Chevron Teachers of the Week

*Whitney Bank Junior Captain

*Saints' Mascots

*Copeland's Tee Retrievers

*Peoples Heath Champion

*Ochsner Hero

*Special Olympics

Streetcars, Motorists to Be Re-routed During Final Phase of Streetcar Project

To accommodate the installation of the track connecting the Loyola Avenue Streetcar line to the Canal Streetcar line, traffic lanes and transit service will be affected along Canal Street beginning September 4 and continuing through December.

"This special curved track placement will be the final phase of construction," Regional Transit Authority Chairwoman Barbara C. Major said. "Construction crews will work double shifts in order to complete the streetcar line by the end of the year."

During construction, river-bound service on the Canal Streetcar line will end at Villere/ Robertson Streets, where passengers will transfer to buses for the remainder of the trip to the river. Lake-bound bus service will end at Villere/Robertson Streets, where passengers will transfer to streetcar service for the remainder of the trip. The MLK line and the Cemeteries/Museum legs of the Canal bus line will be detoured from Canal Street to Claiborne Avenue to St. Louis Street to Rampart Street, where the Canal buses will turn onto Canal Street for the remainder of the route. Bus detours that were established earlier in the project will remain in effect.

While Elk Place will remain closed on the river-bound side between Tulane Avenue and Canal Street, traffic lanes along the rest of Loyola Avenue will be open within six weeks. Poydras Street and Girod Street intersections are expected to be clear before the Saints first regular season home game on September 9.

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