The New Orleans Saints will take on the Minnesota Vikings this Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. All gates at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome open at 5 p.m., with the exception of Gate A Ground Level, which opens to Suite and ADA patrons at 4 p.m. Champions Square will open at 4 p.m., along with club XLIV & Opening Act.
HOW TO WATCH:
Fans can catch the action on WVUE-Fox 8 and regionally on the Gray Communications family of stations. The new broadcast team for the preseason will make its debut Friday night, featuring Joel Meyers (play-by-play), Jon Stinchcomb and Jonathan Vilma (color analysts) and Meghan Payton (sideline). A half-hour prior to the 7 p.m. kick, a half-hour pregame show will air, featuring pre-game interviews with Sean Fazende and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and linebacker Demario Davis along with analysis from hosts Juan Kincaid and former Saints linebacker Pat Swilling from the FOX 8 studios. A half-hour pregame show will follow with analysis from Kincaid and Swilling, as well as a visit to the booth with Meyers, Stinchcomb and Vilma.
For full broadcast channel listings, CLICK HERE.
Fans can also catch replays of every play, of every game, all year long, including the Playoffs and Super Bowl with NFL Game Pass. CLICK HERE for details on a FREE TRIAL.
Get your game face on and join us in Champions Square, Club XLIV, and Opening Act before the Saints kick off in the Dome. It's free and open to the public three hours before every Saints home game. Your Champions Square experience will include live entertainment, frosty drinks and delicious food. For more information about Game Days at Champions Square, click here.
Club XLIV is an indoor lounge featuring high-end furnishings, flat screen televisions and a premium bar and is conveniently located next to the stage in Champions Square. Opening Act, adjacent to the Square, is an additional option for your Saints game day experience that offers tasty food for purchase. It's a great spot to have a drink and watch NFL pregame shows!
In addition to the great food and beverage offerings available for purchase throughout the Square, popular food trucks Frencheeze, Nola Foods, Dixie and Centerplate's Streetcar Eats will also be on-site. Live entertainment will also return to Champions Square to get fans ready to cheer on the Saints.
This week, Got Groove will excite fans with musical entertainment on the stage.**
NOTE: Outside beverages will not be permitted into Champions Square on Saints Game Days.
PARKING & TRAFFIC:
Due to increased security measures at all NFL stadiums, vehicles parking in certain areas of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome parking garages will now be subject to security screenings at every home game. Enhanced vehicle screening will consist of an EOD canine sweep. Only vehicles parking within close proximity to the stadium will be subject to the enhanced EOD canine search. This would include guests who are parking in the A or B lanes of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Want the latest up-to-the-minute traffic alerts on your way to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome? GoAuto has joined the Saints to make your gameday commute a breeze. Simple download the Saints app presented by Verizon and turn on Gameday Traffic Alerts to receive notifications straight to your phone.
As mandated by the NFL, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome uses walk-through metal detectors during Saints games at all entry gates to enhance safety and security.
The NFL "clear bag" policy remains the same. All bags, including diaper bags, are prohibited other than clear vinyl bags no larger than 12" X 12" X 6" or a One-Gallon Ziploc bag (limit 1 of either). Small clutch bags no larger than 6.5" wide X 4.5" high, with or without a handle or strap, may be taken into the stadium in addition to one of the clear bags. Click here for an information sheet with details on the "All Clear" bag policy.
Fans are also encouraged to review additional stadium information and policies before arriving at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome HERE.
NFL ticketing policies will prohibit printed PDF tickets from being accepted for entry into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Season ticket holders will continue to receive their commemorative paper tickets in the mail, as usual. Ticket holders who choose to use their commemorative paper tickets for entry will be allowed. However, fans will no longer be able send PDF (Portable Document Format) tickets via email. Ticket Holders can download the Saints mobile app or the SeatGeek app in order to resell or transfer tickets to another account. Saints App (Apple/Android)
Fans choosing to sell and forward their tickets to others should be aware of the changes to the NFL's ticket distribution policy. Fans who buy tickets on the secondary market, via NFL-approved secondary markets, should also note the changes on how to obtain and use their tickets.
All NFL teams, including the Saints, have been required to eliminate PDF tickets. Mobile tickets offer a safe, convenient and flexible way for fans to sell, send and manage their tickets. Mobile ticketing also protects the integrity of tickets, improving protection against fraud and counterfeit tickets, and allows ticket holders to access their tickets from their smartphones, thereby allowing phones to serve as a replacement for paper ticket(s). The ticket's mobile barcode is then scanned at the gate for entry.
Don't have a smartphone? Not a problem. Fans are encouraged to contact a member of our customer service department at (504) 731-1700 for assistance.
Ticket holders looking for more information on the new NFL policy, please visit https://www.neworleanssaints.com/tickets/mobile-tickets.
OFFICIAL SAINTS FAN PACKAGES:
New Orleans Saints ticket and travel packages are now on sale through PRIMESPORT, the Official Fan Travel Partner of the New Orleans Saints. Pregame field passes are also available for home games. VIEW PACKAGES.
Fans will have a chance to participate in our 50/50 raffle two (2) hours prior to kickoff through the third quarter. Proceeds from Friday's raffle will benefit the Children's Bureau of New Orleans. For details on ticket prices and winning numbers, CLICK HERE
Saints legend Michael Lewis will be available to sign autographs inside the Saints Hall of Fame from 5- 6:15 p.m. MORE INFO
The featured item of the game will be a Men's Sideline Cap available at the Saints Pro Shop outside of Sections 107 and 109.