Official team photos of fans from the New Orleans Saints vs Baltimore Ravens game on Monday, November 24, 2014. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)
The Saints return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, Dec. 7 to take on the Carolina Panthers at noon. To assist fans in preparing for the Saints vs. Panthers game, SMG is pleased to provide the following information about Champions Square and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Champions Square will open at 9am on Sunday, along with club XLIV and Opening Act. All gates at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will open at 10am, with the exception of Gate A Ground Level, which opens for Suite and ADA Patrons at 9am.
A fun Saints-themed contest will provide two fans with an opportunity to each win a pair of tickets to the Saints-Panthers game. Entry time for the contest is from 9am to 10:15am, with registration inside the Opening Act at Champions Square.
Opening Act is an indoor entertainment space adjacent to the Square and has no cover charge. It features over 30 HDTVs inside, comfortable seating and is also open during the game, with food and beverage specials starting at kickoff. For patrons who want to avoid postgame traffic, Opening Act is open an hour after the game.
Pregame like a VIP in club XLIV, which offers exclusive food from Food Drunk for purchase, including the famous Saints King Cake Burger. The recently renovated lounge is $10 to enter, and that includes one complimentary premium cocktail and entry to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Smoothie King Center.
The entertainment at Champions Square this week is the River City Hit Squad. There will be food and beverage throughout the Square, including food trucks from Dixie Concessions, Food Drunk, Kona Ice, Frencheese, Holy Grill, Diva Dawg, Dirty Dishes, Rue Chow and Rotolo's.
Patrons should allow for extra time to enter the stadium because of the NFL's security measures. Security at all entrances for both the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Champions Square will include metal-detecting wands, and the NFL's clear bag policy will be enforced. 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 can be taken in with the larger clear plastic bag, or separately.