For the first time in team history, the New Orleans Saints will practice at Tulane University's Yulman Stadium. The practice will close out 2015 Training Camp Presented by Verizon and will take place at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28.
The gates to Yulman Stadium will open at 6:00 p.m. Parking for the practice will be available in Diboll Garage (located on Ben Weiner Drive) and on the Tulane campus in non-reserved spots beginning at 5:30 p.m. The practice is scheduled to run from approximately 7:00-9:00 p.m. followed by a brief autograph session by the players. There will be no charge to attend the practice or for on-campus parking.
The New Orleans Saints and Tulane University share a rich history together. The Saints played at the former Tulane Stadium on the Uptown campus for their first eight years of their existence from 1967-74. When the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was constructed, Tulane played at the same facility again with the Saints from 1975-2005 and from 2006-13. Most recently, Tom and Gayle Benson supported Tulane's construction of on-campus Yulman Stadium, with the Green Wave making their debut on "Benson Field" in 2014.
Parking and Admission Information and Regulations: Gates at Yulman Stadium open at 6:00 p.m. Parking is available for the practice free of charge in Diboll Garage (located on Ben Weiner Drive) and on the Tulane campus in non-reserved spots beginning at 5:30 p.m. Audubon Boulevard will be closed to public access beginning at 4:00 p.m., while residents with proper access permits will be allowed to enter. No tailgating will be allowed on campus and the Claiborne Avenue neutral ground will be closed and city ordinances will be in effect for that area.
Player Autographs: Following the practice, Saints players will sign autographs for fans. Available players will sign autographs if weather, time and other circumstances permit. Please note, however that autographs are not guaranteed.
Still Photos and Video: Fans are welcome to take still photos of the players. However, video is prohibited. Saints staff may request at any time that you cease using those devices.
Hand-Wanding/Prohibited Items: Fans are advised to arrive early as they will be checked via hand-wanding and all bags will be checked by security. Backpacks, video cameras, oversized handbags, outside food and beverage, pets and any other items deemed unacceptable by the New Orleans Saints and Tulane University are prohibited.
Concessions: Food, beverages and Saints and Tulane merchandise are available for purchase. Drink and food from the outside are not allowed on the premises.
Restrooms: Restrooms are available at Yulman Stadium.
Special Needs: The ADA dropoff for practice is located in front of the James W. Wilson Jr. Center on Ben Weiner Drive and parking is available at the Diboll garage. ADA seating is available in Yulman Stadium upon request.