The Saints are back to open their 2015 season in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, August 22, and will take on the New England Patriots at 6:30 p.m. To assist fans in preparing for the first preseason home game of 2015, SMG is pleased to provide the following information about Champions Square and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Champions Square will open at 3:30 p.m., along with club XLIV and Opening Act. All gates at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome open at 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Gate A Ground Level, which opens to Suite and ADA Patrons at 3:30 p.m.
The entertainment at Champions Square for this game is local band the Mixed Nuts. Food and beverage will be available throughout the Square, including several fan-favorite food trucks, such as Food Drunk, Dirty Dishes, Diva Dawg and Superdome Street Cart.
Opening Act—an indoor, climate controlled sports bar adjacent to the Square– also opens at 3:30 p.m. There is no cover charge and over 30 HDTVs inside for patrons who want to pregame in an exciting, air-conditioned environment.
club XLIV is an indoor, premium VIP lounge. $10 (cash only) to enter includes a complimentary specialty cocktail. New Orleans inspired dishes are available exclusively by Food Drunk.
The national anthem will be performed by Kyndra Joi before the start of the first preseason home game. Pregame entertainment in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome includes United Way Kickoff, Ochsner Hero, Jr. Saintsations and Fat City Drum Corps. During halftime there will be a Heads Up Football Youth Exhibition.
Honor Guard will be the Kenner Police Department. Peoples Health Champion and Chevron Teacher of the Week will be the special presentations in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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.
For additional information, please visit the Mercedes-Benz Superdome's Saints vs. Patriots event page or visit the Champions Square website for information about the Square, Opening Act & club XLIV.