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Saints have full slate of fan-interactive and entertainment activities for Sunday

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New Orleans Saints (09/29/2005)


The New Orleans Saints remain a leader in providing first-rate day-of-game entertainment, both inside and outside their stadiums. The Saints play their first home game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas this Sunday, Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo with several fan-interaction and entertainment highlights.

The Saints football players will run onto the field during pre-game introductions through a "human tunnel" of Hurricane Katrina evacuees wearing black Saints "FAITH" t-shirts. Funds for the New Orleans Saints Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund -- a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established by Saints Owner Tom Benson -- will be collected outside the stadium prior to the game.

The Saints will distribute 65,000 gold pom-poms to fans at stadium entry points, and the club is encouraging fans to wear black so a "sea of black and gold" can be seen in the stands -- creating a true home-field feel for the Saints.

Entertainment highlights include a pre-game VIP autograph session with actors from the hit television show Desperate Housewives, Star-Spangled Banner performance by Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter and New Orleans Cultural Ambassador Irvin Mayfield, performance of America the Beautiful by Texas country music star Charlie Robison, and a halftime show by the Texas State University marching band and the world-renowned Texas State Strutters.

A full list of day-of-game entertainment follows:

Outside the Alamodome

  • Official Saints "H.E.B. Texas Size Tailgate Party"...located in parking Lots B and C
  • Saints Youth Activity Area featuring Saints Mascot "Gumbo", interactive football drills, face painting
  • Dixieland Jazz band and Mariachi band playing outside the Alamodome

Inside the Alamodome

Pregame

  • America the Beautiful performance by Texas country music star Charlie Robison
  • Star-Spangled Banner performance by Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter and New Orleans Cultural Ambassador Irvin Mayfield
  • Performances by the Saints dance team, "The Saintsations"
  • Performances by Saints mascot "Gumbo"
  • Performance by "Urban-15", a San Antonio-based, 50-person Drum and Dance Corps
  • Presentations with local and regional governmental officials
  • Color Guard presentation by the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Station of San Antonio
  • Saints player introductions through a human tunnel of Hurricane Katrina evacuees

In-Game

  • Performances by the Saints dance team, "The Saintsations"
  • Performances by Saints mascot "Gumbo"
  • Rudy's Barbecue Junior Tee Retriever
  • Sponsor contests and promotions

Halftime

  • Performance by the Texas State University marching band and the world-renowned Texas State Strutters
  • North Park Auto "Kick for Cash" fan contest
  • Performances by the Saints dance team, "The Saintsations"
  • Performances by Saints mascot "Gumbo"

Parking permits for the Official Saints "H.E.B. Texas Size Tailgate Party" remain available at the Alamodome box offices. Space is limited and will sell out, so fans are encouraged to get their tailgate permits in advance. Parking lots open at 7 am and gates to the stadium open at 10 am.

Alamodome game ticket Will-Call windows open at 8 am. Long will-call lines are expected, so fans are encouraged to arrive early.