New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings Information And NFL Security Measures
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Saints will take on the Minnesota Vikings this Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. All gates at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome open at 5:00 p.m., with the exception of Gate A Ground Level, which opens to Suite and ADA patrons at 4:00 PM. Champions Square will open at 4:00 p.m., along with club XLIV & Opening Act.
NFL SECURITY MEASURES
*Patrons should allow for extra time to enter the stadium due to the NFL’s security measures.*
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.
For more information on this policy, please click here.
WALK-THROUGH METAL DETECTORS
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.
NFL BAG POLICY
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. For more information on this policy, click here.
**For more detailed information on these policies, including informative videos, please visit the Saints Game Day Security Screening page via the Mercedes-Benz Superdome website here. **