Rules and regs if you are going to the Saints game

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 09, 2019 - 7:41 am

The Saints  take on the Minnesota Vikings tonight in the Superdome. 

As this is the first preseason game of the new football year, officials are reminding fans of the rules and regulations.

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The game kicks off at 7:00pm.  Most gates open at 5:00pm. Gate A Ground Level opens to suite and ADA patrons at 4:00pm. 

Champions Square will open at 4:00pm, along with club XLIV & Opening Act.

Here's a look at policies, rules and regulations:

To assist fans in preparing for the game, SMG is pleased to provide the following information about the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Champions Square.


As mandated by the NFL, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome uses walk-through metal detectors during Saints games at all entry gates to enhance safety and security.


The NFL “clear bag” policy remains the same. All bags, including diaper bags, are prohibited, other than clear vinyl bags no larger than 12” X 12” X 6” or a One-Gallon Ziploc bag (limit 1 of either). Small clutch bags no larger than 6.5" wide X 4.5" high, with or without a handle or strap, may be taken into the stadium in addition to one of the clear bags.


Due to increased security measures at all NFL stadiums, SMG New Orleans will implement enhanced vehicle screening of all vehicles that pass through and park within a 100-foot perimeter of the stadium. Vehicles parked in the A, B and C lanes of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome parking garages will be subject to security screenings at every home game. Enhanced vehicle screening will consist of an EOD canine sweep. All EOD canine searches will take place outside of the parking garages prior to entry. Only vehicles parking within the 100-foot perimeter will be subject to the enhanced EOD canine search.

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