NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Saints have released their schedule for this season's training camp. A total of 34 practices will be open to the public, starting at The Greenbrier in West Virginia and ending back at the Saints facility in Metairie.
Camp opens July 29, when players report to The Greenbrier for physicals., meetings and their strength and conditioning tests.
The Saints will begin on-field workouts in a non-padded practice session on July 30 starting at 8:50 a.m., followed by a walk through at 4:30 p.m.
The Greenbrier will host a scrimmage on Aug. 7.
The Saints return to New Orleans on Aug. 21. They will host the New England Patriots in the team;s first preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Aug. 22.
The Saints will begin the final week of training camp on Aug. 23. Camp ends on Aug. 28.
Practice updates and special events: Media and fan alerts, updates and schedule changes will be made daily on www.neworleanssaints.com once training camp starts or by clicking on to Twitter (@Saints) or Facebook (facebook.com/neworleanssaints). Please note that, in the event of inclement weather (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices in Metairie will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public. Practices at The Greenbrier also may be canceled or closed to the public in the event of inclement weather. Practice times and field locations are subject to change with little or no advance warning at the discretion of the football operations staff. Updates are promptly available on the club's digital media platforms.
Parking and Admission Information: For fans wishing to attend workouts in Metairie and The Greenbrier, admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In practices held in Metairie, gates will open to the public 45 minutes prior to each practice. Limited bleacher seating is available in both Metairie and The Greenbrier; please note---there is no reserved seating. Additional seating on the berm is available at The Greenbrier. Standing room along the fence line is permitted in Metairie. There is no admission charge for watching training camp practice. An admission ticket will be issued to each person upon entrance to the football facility at practices at the Greenbrier. The ticket will also enable you access to The Greenbrier property activities and include assorted special discounts. Parking at practices in Metairie is free based on availability. Public parking is available in parking lots close to the team facility off of Airline Drive in Metairie for practices. At the Greenbrier, parking information and transportation information and prices will be announced soon.
Lodging: The Greenbrier has availability throughout the Saints training camp so please call their reservations team for rates and availability at (855) 851-9901 followed by selecting option 4.
Player Autographs: Following each practice, Saints players will sign autographs for fans. Available players will sign autographs if weather, time and other circumstances permit. Please note, however that autographs are not guaranteed.
Still Photos and Video: 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.
Hand-Wanding/Prohibited Items: Fans are advised to arrive early as they will be checked via hand-wanding and all bags will be checked by security. Backpacks, video cameras, oversized handbags, outside food and beverage, pets and any other items deemed unacceptable by the New Orleans Saints are prohibited. At the Greenbrier practices, fans are hand-wanded at the parking site.
Concessions: Food beverages and merchandise are available for purchase. Drink and food from the outside are not allowed on the premises.
Restrooms: Restrooms are available at all training camp locations.
Special Needs: Visitors with special needs should see a Saints or Greenbrier representative for appropriate assistance. In Metairie, the ADA dropoff site is in front of the main entrance gate for practice. The Greenbrier ADA parking/dropoff site will be announced soon. A viewing area is available for our disabled fans.