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Saints Announce June Practices Open To Fans

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The second week of June will allow fans an opportunity to get an up close and personal opportunity to see their New Orleans Saints practice as they prepare for the 2018 season.

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This year’s June practices that are open to the public are starting at 11:00 A.M. on June 12th, 13th and 14th. Fans will get their first look at the 2018 team that will hopefully continue it’s success from 2017.

Tuesday, June 12

11:00 am – 1:20 pm Practice – (Open to the Public)

Wednesday, June 13

11:00 am – 1:20 pm Practice – (Open to the Public)

Thursday, June 14

11:00 am – 1:20 pm Practice – (Open to the Public)

These are a great opportunity for fans to get their first glimpse of the rookie class, headlined by Marcus Davenport. It also provides the opportunity to see current stars Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Marshon Lattimore, Alvin Kamara and much more! All practices are weather permitting, and fans should arrive early to get a good seat. Also, be sure to bring some Saints swag to hopefully get signed by your favorite player!

As always, there are certain things fans must keep note of as we get closer to open practices. The team’s website makes note of the following:

Per the Saints Website:

FAN INFORMATION

  • In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat), the team may move practice indoors with little or no advance warning. Please be advised that fans attending any open practice will not be allowed inside the indoor facility due to space limitations if inclement weather forces the team indoors. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. Media and fan alerts, updates and schedule changes will be made daily on www.neworleanssaints.com, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Gates will open to the public 45 minutes prior to each practice. There is no charge to view practice.
  • 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.
  • Restrooms are available.
  • Food, beverages and merchandise featuring the newest Saints gear are available for purchase.
  • Parking for fans is available in the New Orleans BabyCakes baseball stadium parking lot.

Vistors with special needs should see a Saints representative for appropriate assistance. The ADA dropoff site is in front of the main entrance gate for practice. A viewing area is available for our disabled fans.

There are also several items that are not allowed, and the team’s website lists them here:

  • Animals, except service animals assisting those with disabilities
  • Backpacks, duffel bags, large bags and hard containers
  • Bicycles
  • 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 New Orleans 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.

The Ochsner Sports Performance Center is a smoke-free facility and no smoking, lighters or e-cigarettes are allowed on the grounds.

Fans can also attend practices in July and August, and you can find that information here.