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Saints Hall of Fame undergoing major renovation for team's 50th season

Renovation will include new exhibits, more exhibit space and attractive glass doors at the entrance

Photos for the 2015 Saints Hall of Fame Announcement of Tyrone Hughes and Michael Lewis. Photos by Alex Restrepo and Annie Hills.

The Saints Hall of Fame Museum is closed until late July for an extensive renovation in advance of the 50th season celebration of the New Orleans Saints.

The museum, located at Gate B on the Plaza Level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, will have new exhibits, more exhibit space and attractive glass doors at the entrance to the facility.

"The Saints Hall of Fame is of utmost importance as it relates to the celebration of the great people that have been a part of the Saints franchise for 50 seasons," said President Dennis Lauscha. "The renovations at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the Saints Hall of Fame will add to the experience during our fans' visitations and learning and re-living the history of the Saints. We are anxious to see how the renovations take shape."

The Saints Hall of Fame Museum opened on July 16, 1988, in the historic district of Rivertown, Kenner. The museum relocated to its current location in 2007.

"The board of directors of the Saints Hall of Fame is excited to take the museum to the next level and to make it more fan-friendly, particularly on game days," said museum general manager Ken Trahan. "The museum must continue to change, evolve and upgrade as the history continues to unfold. Our fans will enjoy the new, open feel as they wait to get autographs from their favorite former Saints players on game days."

The sixth annual Fox 8 Saints Hall of Fame Reception/Auction is set for Sunday, May 15 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the New Orleans Saints indoor facility and cafeteria. The event includes all you can eat, part of the Saints Experience for children and adolescents, tours of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans facilities and a live auction of many outstanding New Orleans Saints and Pelicans items. The cost is $50.

The 25th annual WGNO Saints Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Classic is set for Monday, May 16 at 9 a.m. at Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner. A taste of New Orleans, the event features a restaurant on every hole, prominent current and former New Orleans Saints players participating, along with Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis and an awards luncheon following the event. The cost is $300 per person, $1,200 for a foursome and $1,500 for a group of five, including a Saints celebrity.

Proceeds from both events benefit the non-profit museum.

For more information, contact the Saints Hall of Fame Museum at (504) 471-2192, e-mail saintshalloffame@aol.com, visit www.saintshalloffame.com or visit the Saints Hall of Fame on Twitter @hallsaints or visit the Hall of Fame on Facebook.

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