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2023 Saints Draft Crawfish Cook-off | New Orleans Saints |


Join Saints players and team legends at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center for our Draft Crawfish Cook-Off, where Black and Gold pride meets Louisiana tradition.

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EVENT: Saints Draft Cook-Off presented by Cox
DATE: Saturday, April 29
TIME: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
LOCATION: Ochsner Sports Performance Center (5800 Airline Dr., Metairie)
PARKING: FREE at Shrine on Airline
PRICING: $25 per adult and $15 per child (12 & under) limit 8 per customer
HIGHLIGHTS: • Crawfish cook-off competition: Bobby's Seafood, Cajun Cowboy Kitchen, Cypress Point Seafood Co., Mandeville Seafood, Mr. Mudbug, and Parish Seafood Company
• Tony Chachere's jambalaya, hot dogs, as well as vouchers for free Coca-Cola soft drink products, water, and Bud Light products (21 and older)
• Appearances by current and former Saints players
• Live coverage of 2023 NFL Draft
• Indoor activities for kids
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Can I purchase tickets to the Saints Draft Crawfish Cook-Off?
Tickets to the Saints Draft Crawfish Cook-Off presented by Cox are currently sold out. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please stay tuned for future events and opportunities.

When and where is this event held?
The Saints Draft Crawfish Cook-Off presented by Cox will be held on April 29, 2023, from 11am – 2pm at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center (5800 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA.)

What can I expect at the event?
The inaugural Saints Draft Crawfish Cook-Off, presented by Cox will showcase six local teams, hailing from different regions, as they compete for the coveted title of Saints Crawfish Cook-Off Champion. In addition to the intense cook-off, attendees will enjoy live music by the Mixed Nuts, engaging interviews with Saints Legends, thrilling crawfish races, crawfish peeling competitions, and exclusive coverage of Day 3 of the 2023 Draft. Prepare for a memorable day filled with delicious food, lively entertainment, and football festivities.

Is this event accessible to people with disabilities?
Persons with disabilities and in need of accommodations should see a Saints representative for appropriate assistance once inside the event. ADA parking is available in Lot E with shuttle service to the event.

What items are not allowed at this event?
Fans are advised to arrive early as they will be checked via hand-wanding and all bags will be checked by security once inside the Ochsner Sports Performance Center:

To ensure that fans have a safe and enjoyable visit to the Saints Draft Crawfish Cook-Off presented by Cox, the following items are prohibited:

  • Animals, except service animals assisting those with disabilities
  • Artificial noisemakers (air horns, bullhorns, whistles, etc.
  • Bats, Poles, Sticks, Clubs, and Projectiles
  • Bicycles
  • Contraband, Fireworks, and Glass
  • Coolers and outside food and beverage, except for fans with medical/dietary needs
  • Duffel bags, large bags and hard containers
  • Hoverboards or other self-propelled devices
  • Laser pens
  • Objects that may obstruct another fan's view
  • Oversized purses or handbags (none larger than 16"x14"x13" are allowed)
  • Remotely controlled model aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and drones
  • Selfie sticks and video cameras
  • Unauthorized marketing/soliciting/vending
  • Weapons and firearms (including fireworks, knives, pepper spray and electronic stunning devices)
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by Saints management
  • Fans are reminded to please leave such items appropriately secured in their vehicles
  • Prohibited items that are discovered will be confiscated, disposed of and will not be returned

Are restrooms available on site?
General Public and ADA accessible restrooms are available on site.

Is parking available at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center for this event?
Free public parking is available at the Shrine on Airline parking lots (6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA) in Lot A and B based on availability. ADA parking with shuttle service is available in Lot E.

Is there a ride share drop off location?
Fans being dropped off or using ride share services can be dropped off in Lot B of The Shrine on Airline parking lot (6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA).

Where will security screening and ticket scanning take place?
Security screening and ticket scanning will occur once inside the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.

Will shuttles be provided for transportation to the main entrance to the event?
Shuttles will only be provided to persons with disabilities to the event. Shuttles will not be provided to the general public from the parking lots to the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.

Will food and beverage items be available for purchase?
Vouchers for crawfish, Tony Chachere's jambalaya, and hot dogs will be provided. Vouchers for free Coca-Cola soft drink products, water, and Bud Light products (21 and older) will also be provided. No outside food or beverage will be allowed.

Is there a designated smoking are at this event?
The Ochsner Sports Performance Center is a non-smoking facility.

How does the cook-off voting work?
New this year will be our inaugural Saints Draft Crawfish Cook-off competition where fans can vote by using the Saints App presented by Verizon. Download and open up the app (with location settings turned ON) or scan the QR codes placed around the grounds to vote. Once you finish placing your vote, enjoy 10% off at the Saints Team Pro Shop. Voting will promptly end at 1:30pm.

Will Saints merchandise be available for purchase?
Saints Merchandise from Fanatics will be available for purchase at the event. For all merchandise items, here is a link to the Saints Pro Shop.

For any questions about the 2023 Saints Draft Crawfish Cook-Off, please contact the Saints General Line at (504)-731-1700.