(Photo: Parker Waters)
The New Orleans Saints have unveiled their 2019 Training Camp Presented by Verizon schedule, in association with Rouses Markets and Dixie Brewing Company, with 12 practices scheduled to be open to the public at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, La. The team will hold its first practice on Friday, July 26 at 8:50 a.m. In addition to the 12 practices open to the public at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center, the club will also host a practice open to fans at Tulane University at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, with a Black and Gold Fan Fest Presented by Hancock Whitney taking place in advance of the practice from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
This year’s training camp will continue the focus on a positive fan experience with several enhancements to the viewing experience. All bleacher seating at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center will now be covered and misted, providing fans with shade and a more comfortable experience. Upgraded concession and merchandise sales options will be available to fans and autographs will be available from Saints players after practice.
Tickets for the 12 open practices at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center are free, but capacity is limited. Fans can reserve tickets by registering at www.neworleanssaints.com. Saints season ticketholders can register for training camp tickets on Tuesday, July 16, season ticket waiting list members may register on Wednesday, July 17 and the general public can register on Thursday, July 18. Admission and fan information for the Aug. 4 practice at Tulane will be announced at a later date.
“We greatly appreciate the support of our fans and the impact they have on our winning games,” said Owner Gayle Benson. “I know our fans give our players a boost as they put in the hard work that it takes to prepare for the season. Training camp is a special opportunity for our fans to get a unique view of the coaches and players and we want them to be as comfortable as possible.”
“We are continually looking at ways to improve all aspects of the fan experience and these enhancements to training camp are another opportunity for us to create a great environment for our fans,” said Team President Dennis Lauscha. “We have been honored to have been ranked first in game experience by the NFL for the past two seasons and we will continue to innovate and find ways to make both our stadium and other fan experiences the best they possibly can.”
Free parking is available at the New Orleans Baby Cakes Baseball Stadium parking lots, which are adjacent to the Ochsner Sports Performance Center. Complimentary shuttles will be provided from the parking lots to the expanded practice field entrance.
Rouses Markets, the official supermarket of the New Orleans Saints, is a proud associate partner of New Orleans Saints Training Camp Presented by Verizon. As part of their partnership, Rouses will have a designated entry lane into training camp and a reserved seating area for fans that have the Rouses Fast Pass wristbands.
All training camp practices are subject to short notice changes and adjustments based on weather and/or football operations decisions. The most updated information can be obtained by visiting neworleanssaints.com or following the Saints’ official Twitter (@sainTS) or Facebook (facebook.com/neworleanssaints) platforms.
New Orleans Saints 2019 Training Camp Presented By Verizon Media And Fan Policies:
Fan Information: Admission and Parking Information: For fans wishing to attend Training Camp Presented by Verizon practices in Metairie, there is no admission charge. Fans need to register to attend practices in advance online to be ticketed at www.neworleanssaints.com. Space is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans must be ticketed to attend practice. Saints season ticketholders can register for training camp tickets on Tuesday, July 16, season ticket waiting list members may register on Wednesday, July 17 and the general public can register on Thursday, July 18. Tickets will be limited to four per an individual registrant. Gates will open to the public 45 minutes prior to each practice.
Limited covered, misted bleacher seating is available. Standing room along the fence line is permitted (inside the grounds). Parking at practices is free based on availability. Public parking is available in the Baby Cakes Stadium on the west side of the stadium. A shuttle service from the parking lots to the practice grounds is provided through open practices. Items left in vehicles should be stored out of sight.
The Saints and SeatGeek, the Official Primary Ticketing Partner of the New Orleans Saints, are making it easier than ever for fans to claim and manage their training camp tickets. Fans may claim their free tickets (limit 4 per account) to attend the practices in advance at www.neworleanssaints.com, in the official Saints mobile app or on SeatGeek. Once claimed, fans will need to present their ticket(s) on their phone via the Saints App (Apple/Android) or SeatGeek app.
Practice Updates: Media and fan alerts, updates and schedule changes will be made daily on www.neworleanssaints.com once training camp starts or by clicking on to Twitter (@sainTS) or Facebook (facebook.com/neworleanssaints). Please note that, in the event of inclement weather (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public. Practice times and field locations are subject to change with little or no advance warning at the discretion of the football operations staff. Updates are promptly available on the club’s digital media platforms. In the event an open practice is moved indoors and closed to the public, the ticketholder may use their tickets for any subsequent practice open to the public during training camp.
Player Autographs: Following each 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, Video and cameras/binoculars: Fans are welcome to take photos of the players during training camp. However, video is prohibited. Saints staff may request at any time that you cease using those devices. Small cameras and binoculars will be allowed. No spectator cameras with lenses more than six inches long will be permitted. Binocular cases and camera bags are not permitted.
Concessions: Food, beverages and merchandise featuring the newest Saints gear are available for purchase.
Restrooms: Restrooms are available.
Saints Museum: Fans can visit the Saints museum inside the lobby of the Saints and Pelicans ticket and administrative offices office, where they can see the Lombardi Trophy and other one of a kind items from the team’s history.
Special Needs: Visitors with special needs should see a Saints representative for appropriate assistance. The ADA drop-off site is in front of the main entrance gate for practice. A viewing area is available for our disabled fans.
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. To ensure that fans have a safe and enjoyable visit to Saints Training Camp Presented by Verizon, the following items are prohibited:
• Animals, except service animals assisting those with disabilities.
• Backpacks, duffel bags, large bags and hard containers
• Coolers and outside food and beverage, except for fans with medical/dietary needs.
• Hoverboards or other self-propelled devices
• Laser pens
• Artificial noisemakers (air horns, bullhorns, whistles etc.)
• Objects that may obstruct another fan’s view, including umbrellas of over 4’ in diameter
• 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.
• Bats, Poles, Sticks, Clubs, and Projectiles.
• Contraband, Fireworks, and Glass.
• Unauthorized Marketing/soliciting/vending
• Weapons and firearms (including fireworks, knives, pepper spray and electronic stunning devices).
• Any other item deemed unacceptable by Saints management.
• The Ochsner Sports Performance Center is a smoke-free facility and no smoking, lighters or e-cigarettes are allowed on the grounds.
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.
2019 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS TRAINING CAMP PRESENTED BY VERIZON SCHEDULE (subject to change):
|Fri., July 26||Practice (Jerseys)||8:50 a.m. -11:40 a.m.||Ochsner Sports Performance Center||Open to Public/Media|
|Sat., July 27||Practice (Jerseys)||8:50 a.m. -11:40 a.m.||Ochsner Sports Performance Center||Open to Public/Media|
|Sun., July 28||Practice (Pads)||8:50 a.m. -11:40 a.m.||Ochsner Sports Performance Center||Open to Public/Media|
|Mon., July 29||Practice (Pads)||8:50 a.m. -11:40 a.m.||Ochsner Sports Performance Center||Open to Public/Media|
|Tues., July 30||Practice (Pads)||8:50 a.m. -11:40 a.m.||Ochsner Sports Performance Center||Open to Public/Media|
|Wed., July 31||OFF||Closed to Public/Media|