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The Saints Want You: Black and Gold Patrol

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Live in or around New Orleans? Have way more time on your hands than me? Want to rep the best fans around? Well the Saints want you.

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The Saints are looking for members for this season's Black and Gold Patrol. You will be expected to participate in all home games, at training camp, and have the opportunity to work events in the community throughout the year. Your game day duties will kick-off 3.5 hours ahead of kick-off on game days. Complete information below.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14
SAINTS PRACTICE FACILITY

5800 AIRLINE DRIVE, METAIRIE, LA

REGISTRATION

  • 6 PM

AUDITIONS • 6:30 PM

AUDITIONS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Download Registration Form

Please complete the form and email it to entertainment@saints.nfl.com.

The New Orleans Saints are looking for energetic, reliable and hardworking Saints fans to audition for this season's new Black and Gold Patrol!

This new team will be made up of enthusiastic men and women 18 years of age or older, who display the ultimate Saints spirit while getting the Mercedes-Benz Superdome pumped up on game day!

Members play an integral role in community events and the Saints game day experience by leading the crowd in chants, hosting contests and simply entertaining the best fans in the NFL!

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age as of 04/14/2016 (Valid government issued photo I.D. required)
  • Must be a high school graduate (verification required by providing a copy of your diploma or proof of college enrollment)
  • Must provide a copy of your Fall 2016 class schedule (applicable for college students only)
  • Must have housing in or around the New Orleans area
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be in excellent physical shape with high energy and movement ability
  • Must be able to arrive three and a half hours prior to tip-off (i.e. 8:30 am for a normal Noon kickoff)
  • Must be able to work 10 home games which fall on weekdays, weekends, holidays, etc.
  • Must be able to attend a staff orientation as well as multiple training camps held throughout the season (beginning in June.) Attendance at each of these events is mandatory.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What role does the Black & Gold Patrol play at Saints home games?

The Saints Interactive Team is a high-energy group of talented men and women who can be found entertaining fans both inside and outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. During the game, the Interactive Team can will be found throughout the Mercedes-Benz Superdome assisting with various promotions and ensuring Saints fans have a memorable Game Day Experience. In the community, the Interactive Team can be found enhancing events with their high energy, their fun dance moves and their entertaining props.

Is being a member of the Black & Gold Patrol a full-time job?

No, being a member of the team is a part-time, seasonal job opportunity that begins in August 2016 and ends in January 2017. Aside from Saints home games, members will also have opportunities to work events in the community throughout the entire year.

How many games and appearances will I be required to work for the 2016 Season?

It is mandatory that team members work all home games during the season, 2 preseason and 8 regular season home games. Appearance requests for the Interactive Team occur throughout the season and members must be willing to attend those appearances when assigned. In addition to games and appearances, members must attend an orientation and several training camps throughout the season. Attendance at these events is mandatory.

What is the game day arrival time for Black & Gold Patrol members?

All team members are required to arrive three half and a half hours prior to kickoff (i.e. 8:30 am for a normal Noon kickoff.)

Do I need entertainment experience?

We are seeking team players who have the ultimate Saints spirit and can energize our crowd of 70,000+ screaming fans! Gymnastics, break dancing/street dancing, cheerleading (i.e. partner stunting,) tumbling, jump roping or acting experience is preferred.

What is the age requirement for auditions?

You must be 18 years of age by April 14, 2016.

What characteristics are most important to be a successful Black & Gold Patrol member?

All members must be team players, extremely energetic, hardworking, prompt and reliable. Members must be able to entertain in a family-oriented environment. Of course, team members must also be HUGE Saints fans!

Do I have to pre-register for auditions?

Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ups are welcome. To pre-register, download the registration form and fax or email it according to the instructions located on the bottom of the form.

What do I need to bring to auditions?

Please bring a government issued photo I.D., a copy of your High School diploma or proof of college enrollment, a copy of your Fall 2016 class schedule (if you are a college student,) your printed application (if you have pre-registered,) and ENERGY! You will also be required to sign a release and publicity form prior to auditioning.

What should I wear to auditions?

Athletic attire and sneakers. Candidates are encouraged to show their style but must dress appropriately.

May I bring a friend, parent, child to tryouts?

Auditions are closed to the public. Please do not bring guests (including family and children) to any part of the tryouts. If you have a friend who you think will be good for the team, go ahead and bring him or her with you!

For more information on the Black and Gold Patrol or this year's auditions, please email your questions toentertainment@saints.nfl.com

So here's your chance to show your team spirit. Sounds like a great opportunity and a lot of work. Have fun!