Saints move Sunday training camp practice to Tulane’s Yulman Stadium at 7 p.m.
The August 6 New Orleans Saints Training Camp Presented By Verizon practice scheduled to be held at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center has been moved to Tulane’s Yulman Stadium. The practice will take place at 7:00 p.m.
“A few years ago we had a really good practice at Tulane and it gave our fans an outstanding venue to come out and watch our team practice,” said Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. “We’re looking forward to getting out there again Sunday evening and taking advantage of the opportunity to continue to get ready for the upcoming season.”
“In order to accommodate the increased demand that we’ve seen during training camp and provide our fans with a special experience, we’re very excited for Sunday night at Yulman Stadium,” said President Dennis Lauscha. “We witnessed many families come out and really enjoy themselves a few years ago and we hoped an opportunity like this would present itself at some point during camp. Yulman Stadium is a first-class venue and the comforts of the stadium certainly provide a very comfortable environment for our fans. The timing of this also is relevant because many schools start up later next week and the 7:00 pm start of practice allows our fans of all ages to enjoy seeing the team under the lights.”
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. Those fans that had reserved tickets for Sunday morning’s training camp session will receive communication from the Saints ticket office explaining future options for their reserved tickets. Capacity for the practice at Yulman Stadium will be 7,000.
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, Saints Owner Tom Benson and Executive Officer Gayle Benson supported Tulane’s construction of on-campus Yulman Stadium, with the Green Wave making their debut on “Benson Field” in 2014. The club first held a practice at Yulman Stadium in 2015.
Parking and Admission Information and Regulations: Gate B 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. 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, 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 subject to screening.
Rouse’s Fast Pass wristbands will not be honored on Sunday (8/6/2017), instead they will be honored on August 13th at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.
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 the practice, 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.
- Weapons and firearms (including fireworks, knives, pepper spray and electronic stunning devices).
- Any other item deemed unacceptable by the New Orleans Saints and Tulane University.
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.
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 drop-off 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.
Tulane Tickets: Fans will have the ability to purchase tickets for upcoming Tulane Athletics events. The Tulane Athletics Ticket Office will have ticket information and sales at a table inside Gate B of Yulman Stadium.
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