New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings – Wildcard Playoff Game
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Saints will take on the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs this Sunday, Jan. 5 at 12:05 PM in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. All gates at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome open at 10:00 AM, with the exception of Gate A Ground Level, which opens to Suite and ADA patrons at 9:00 AM. Champions Square will open at 9:00 AM, along with club XLIV & Opening Act.
To assist fans in preparing for the game, ASM Global is pleased to provide the following information about the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Champions Square.
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, ASM Global 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 has been modified for the 2019 season. The following are the only bags permitted into the Superdome:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.”
- One-gallon clear plastic bags (Ziploc bag or similar).
- Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap.
- Diaper bags must comply with the NFL’s clear bag policy.
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection and tagging.
NOTE: The following bags are no longer permitted:
- Clear backpacks / Clear fanny packs.
- 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. **
PREGAME AT CHAMPIONS SQUARE
Get your game face on and join us in Champions Square, club XLIV, and Opening Act before the Saints kick-off in the Dome! It’s free and open to the public three hours before every Saints home game. Your Champions Square experience will include live entertainment, frosty drinks and delicious food. For more information about Game Days at Champions Square, click here.
club XLIV is an indoor lounge featuring high-end furnishings, flat screen televisions and a premium bar and is conveniently located next to the stage in Champions Square. Opening Act, adjacent to the Square, is an additional option for your Saints game day experience that offers tasty food for purchase. It’s a great spot to have a drink and watch NFL pregame shows!
In addition to the great food and beverage offerings available for purchase throughout the Square, popular food trucks Diva Dawg, Chef Scott’s Creole BBQ and Dixie Concessions will also be on-site.
Live entertainment will also return to Champions Square to get fans ready to cheer on the Saints. This week, Sean Ardoin will excite fans with musical entertainment on the stage.
NOTE: Outside beverages will not be permitted into Champions Square on Saints Game Days.
For more information on this game, please visit the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings event page. For more information on Game Days at Champions Square, please visit the Champions Square website.
ASM Global and the New Orleans Saints encourage you to recycle your plastic cups and aluminum cans. All other food carriers should be placed in the trash bins.
INSIDE CHAMPIONS SQUARE
We are now recycling plastic cups and aluminum cans in Champions Square! Please look for the white recycling cans with red labels.
INSIDE MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME
Red recycling cans are located on the interior of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on the Plaza (100) and Club (200) levels.
All should expect heavy vehicular traffic around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, Jan. 5. If not attending the New Orleans Saints game and game day festivities at the ASM Global New Orleans complex, it is encouraged to avoid this area.