Saints Gameday Procedures
We've worked closely with local & state officials, and Ochsner Health to develop a comprehensive health and safety plan, which is outlined below. Please read this page in its entirety to ensure you're ready for game day.
2021 COVID-19 Updates
The City of New Orleans has implemented new rules and regulations for sports and entertainment venues, indoor facilities and large social gatherings. These rules allow for full capacity on game day. We must comply with those regulations to safely return to full capacity for the first time in more than a year and a half. Working together, we can continue to maintain our Dome Field Advantage and keep our community safe.
Vaccination & Testing
As required by the City of New Orleans, all guests ages 12 and above must provide evidence of 1) having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that has received full approval or emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization or 2) evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entering the following indoor establishment.
Prior to entry, fans may present their verified digital proof of vaccination (LA Wallet or other official government sanctioned app) or an original, digital photograph or photocopy (both sides) of their CDC vaccination card. They may also present an official vaccination record issued by another state, foreign nation or the WHO. In lieu of vaccination verification, fans may also present a negative PCR or antigen test result that has been taken within the last 72 hours.
FREE vaccines are readily available at health centers and pharmacies in every community. You can visit Ochsner.org/vaccineinfo for a list of Ochsner locations that offer the vaccine.
Touch free hand sanitizer locations will be placed throughout the stadium near concession locations, entrances to restrooms, walkways into seating sections, restrooms and guest services locations.
Champions Square and Exterior Activities
Champions Square will be open for pre-game festivities based on current local health & safety guidelines. It will open 3 hours prior to kick off and entertainment will conclude 45 minutes before kick off. Concessions and merchandise sales in Champions Square will be cashless. There will be a Customer Service location in Champions Square where fans can exchange cash for debit cards if needed. [See the Cashless Concessions & Merchandise section for more information].
At this time, fans should be prepared to provide verified proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test result in order to enter Champions Square.
Mobile Parking and Tickets
The Saints have shifted to 100% mobile tickets and parking passes. This transition began in 2020 and the Saints mobile ticketing experience was ranked #1 in the NFL. Mobile Ticketing will create a safer and more convenient experience for our fans. Prior to entering a parking garage or the stadium, you'll need to present your parking pass or tickets on your mobile phone, using either the Saints app or the SeatGeek app. Please read the Saints "Mobile 101" tutorial for detailed instructions.
Please make sure your tickets are pulled up on your phone prior to entering the security screening check point. Each ticket can be displayed on an individual phone or all tickets in your group may be presented on one mobile phone. If you need assistance with your tickets upon arrival at the stadium, please visit the Box Office located outside Gate A Ground and Gates B and F on the Plaza Level.
Gate Entry and Vertical Transportation
To ensure a smooth entry, your recommended entry gate will be listed on your mobile tickets. This will be the fastest way to your seat, reduce your wait time and ensure everyone gets to their seat before kickoff.
The interior ramps at Gates C and G have been removed in order to prepare for future upgrades to our entryways and concourses. Please use the stairway or escalator closest to your entry gate in order to access the upper levels of the stadium.
Cashless Concessions and Merchandise
The Caesars Superdome is a cashless operation including all concessions, merchandise, and parking. Cash will not be accepted as a form of payment at any parking, retail, or concession locations within Caesars Superdome.
Guests may convert their cash to a Visa Card by at the following Guest Service locations throughout the Stadium:
- Champions Square: Opening Act
- 100 Plaza Level: Gates A, C & G
- 200 Loge Level: Gates A, C & G
- 500 Terrace Level: Gates A, C & G
Visa Cards are sold in $25 and $50 denominations and can be used at ANY POS location in the building including merchandise. Any remaining balance on the debit card can be used at locations where debit payments are accepted.
The health and safety of our employees and fans is a priority for the New Orleans Saints and the Caesars Superdome. The below updates have been made to the concession areas in the Caesars Superdome:
- Masks and gloves are required for all staff working concession stands and portable locations.
- A customer facing barrier will be erected to minimized customer/patron interactions.
- Hand sanitizers will be at every POS location for patron use.
Retail locations will be available on all levels of the Caesars Superdome, along with a new feature – the in-venue mobile shop! Fans will be able to order through the Saints Mobile App and pick up at various locations for a convenient shopping experience to purchase their favorite gear without or missing a minute of the action.
Clear Bag Policy
The New Orleans Saints strongly encourage fans to not bring any type of bag. Fans will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container into the Caesars Superdome:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." (Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags are available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com)
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
- Small clutch bags, 6.5" x 4.5", with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
Smoke Free Facility
Designated smoking gates located exterior of the plaza level will be eliminated for the 2021 New Orleans Saints season in order to reduce unnecessary gathering.
To ensure a safe environment for fans, all team and stadium personnel will follow the below protocols when interacting with fans:
- Must wear face masks, and exercise hand hygiene at all times.
- Be courteous at all times and strive to keep conversations short.
- Do not physically interact with fans. No handshakes, "high fives", fist pumps, etc.
When working in an area that includes high touch points, ensure this area is regularly tended to with disinfectants. These locations include the following:
- Charging stations
- Concession stands/condiment areas
- Door Handles
- Guest Services desk
- Escalator Rails
- Elevator Buttons