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  • Thread starter APSaintsFan
  • Start date Jun 22, 2008
  • Latest activity Latest activity: Jun 23, 2008
  • Jun 22, 2008

APSaintsFan

My wife and her friend are wanting to get a tour of the facility or even the Superdome. Can this be done without having to pay an extra ordinary amount for it. They are wanting to do it Friday or Saturday. I looked on neworleanssaints.com and did not see anything. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks AP  

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I know they did Superdome tours Pre-K. Not sure about now.  

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Still p***ed at yoko.

Superdome is do-able (at least prior to the Storm), and though i've never taken the tour, i've heard it was actually quite good, even if you've been to the Dome a million times and thought you knew everything about it... but i don't think they have ever opened the practice facility for tours, with the possible exceeption of school field trips or something. just a guess, though.  

If I'm not mistaken, the Dome tours ended after 9/11. If there are practice facility tours, they do a lousy job of publicizing them.  

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i swore they did some facility tours last year, IIRC with schoolkids.. somewhere around this time, when they had the big "pep rally" granted probably doesn't help much.  

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I remember going on a tour of the facility a few years ago, but it was a company function. Showed us the meeting/film rooms, lockeroom, dining, weightroom, traning room, etc. Really neat and I'll never forget seeing Wayne Gandy's big ole recliner sitting in the corner in the lockerroom. Good thing Payton got rid of that type of nonsense.  

dome patrol said: I remember going on a tour of the facility a few years ago, but it was a company function. Showed us the meeting/film rooms, lockeroom, dining, weightroom, traning room, etc. Really neat and I'll never forget seeing Wayne Gandy's big ole recliner sitting in the corner in the lockerroom. Good thing Payton got rid of that type of nonsense. Click to expand...

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i live two blocks from the practice facility.....hope that helps..... seriously, i have no idea.....i have been to the dolphins facility and it's pretty nice......i watched a QB practice.....my sister used to live in dade county.......  

  • Jun 23, 2008

My wife is turning 40 along with her friend and they wanted to do a bunch of things down in NO. They are going to Harrahs also. They wanted to see the Saints Facilities and (I cannot remember what else down in NO) for their 40th birthdays. There birthdays are within 2 weeks of each other. AP  

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New Orleans Saints Training Facility

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Lots of folks coming here playing hookie from work and school lol. I mean there was a loooooooong line of fans waiting for the gates to open. I didn't want to take pics and snitch. HOWEVER, I just hope those who called out sick from work didn't get caught on the news because there were several cameras out present lol. Anyway, I enjoy this entire area, mainly for exercise. The people are nice and friendly and there's a lot of activities going on around the park and facility. I'd like to take an inside tour of the facility one day. There is an ardent security guard at the gate so be sure to have your credentials if you're planning to get anywhere near there. Big shout out to the folks who work so expeditiously assembling those bleachers and mega training camp banners. The training facility appears to have a super supportive team of people who help to keep the operations streamlined. Kudos!

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Went to an event at the Saints facility and it was really nice. We had our event in the teams conference room which was pretty cool. After our event, they took us through the facility. We were able to walk through the indoor practice facility, weight room and the rest of the facility. Such a great staff who took care of us during our event. We got to meet a few players as they were at the facility during the same time. Pretty cool experience that many people don't get to see.

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Love dem boys! Yelping the Saints..how cool is that? Congratulations to the 2011 NFC Champs. The hangover was a rough one but the die hard fans continue to support the Who Dat nation. Drew Brees 'Oh lord Breesus' is still one of the best QB's in the league. We really had a strong team this year, with many record breakers. Jimmy Graham ' Got dam Graham' - just to name one, was one of my new favorites. My ALL TIME favorite is Pierre ' Flying Frenchman' Thomas. The experience of watching him running the ball was magical. I can't wait to see him ballin next year (hopefully in the NOLA baby). All the real fans show their support through W's and L's. I cringe when people say ' I used to wear a paper bag on my head'. Don't put a bag on your pretty 'lil' head. We have a culture that is unique and desired by most professional teams and cities. Dare to, no better yet, have a frenzy with uploading your Saints photos. Fresh spots to watch the games include: Hyatt, Jackson Brewery Bistro, Walk on's , Happy's, Cooter Brown's, WOW (NOLA East), Your Sofa, Tracey's, Gordon' Biersch, Bayou Beer Garden, Superior, Lucy's, Manning's ( hmmm) and New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood - just to name a few. The impact of the community involvement required from a professional team is commendable. We have players that exceed the minimum requirements needed to be a baller. Without Saints football, the city is just blah on Sundays. The financial gain from our National Football League team is ultra positive for the city of New Orleans. Hopefully, I can find a Sproles 'Sprole with it' Jersey next year to rock at a game. I am looking forward to season next year in the Mercedes Benz dome. New Orleans hosting the Super bowl is the icing on the dome. 'Baaabaaay buy me a drink, and let me watch this game'! Cheers and Deuces to the Who Dat Season of 2011....! Bring on the heart attack babies...

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Went to a scouting event that was held inside. It was similar to the NFL camp that I once volunteered for. Plenty of inflatables, football throwing machines, and novel giveaways. I had about 30 kids that were ignoring every jump toy and game to the point that an official inquired. "Hey we rented all these inflatables and have all of these players signing footballs, what are y'all doing????" I sternly replied "doing what these kids came here for, we're playing three flies in!!" It sort of astonished him that kids would like to catch a football at football camp rather than wait in line for some inflatable obstacle course. But afterward we went from the indoor field to the press area, then to the workout room, and into the locker rooms. There were stern warnings drilled into everyone multiple times and stressed to chaperones- This is personal gear, so don't touch a thing!!! Most everybody walked really fast in order to get to the gaming consoles at the far end of the locker room. We met a player in the locker room by the name of Zach Streif. He took the time to talk to some of the kids and that really made the day for most of these young people. To this day there isn't a game that I watch without wondering "where's Zach?" If I was a Saints player I'd attend every function I could to cement my function with the team. He was such a nice guy you couldn't help but like him.!! We ended up leaving with food, drinks, and some type of souvenir if I'm not mistaken. It's a beautiful facility, and I'd recommend it for anyone to visit if given the chance...

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WHO DAT FOR LIFE! Great facility. Great players. The best fans!

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Timing of Sean Payton visit has Saints fans connecting dots on Raiders gameplan

By josh wilson | oct 31, 2022.

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Sean Payton visited the Saints facilities last week, and they followed that up with a shutout of the Raiders. The timing is notable.

There were plenty of jokes made that the New Orleans Saints decided to dress up as the late-2010s Saints for Halloween in Week 8. That tracks, as they held the Las Vegas Raiders to a goose egg and put up 24 points. It sure looked like Sean Payton, not Dennis Allen, was coaching the team, considering the Saints have struggled mightily, putting up just 2 wins heading into Sunday’s game.

And while Allen and the team deserve credit for what they were able to do in Week 8, you have to look at the timing of a recent visit and wonder…

Did Sean Payton have anything to do with this?

Sean Payton visited New Orleans Saints facility ahead of Week 8 smashing of Raiders

Early on in Week 8, Sean Payton stopped by. Sure it was, “just visiting,” but you  really think he didn’t talk shop with Allen, Pete Carmichael, the rest of the coaching staff, and maybe even some key players?

No, Sean Payton did not draw up the game plan for Week 8, but it’s definitely possible that he had something to do with the way the execution looked on Sunday afternoon. Consider his visit part catching up, part consultation, probably.

He has worked with Allen, Carmichael, Alvin Kamara, and Taysom Hill for several years, and each of them had a significant part to do with the huge needed win on Sunday. There’s no need for pleasantries when you have that kind of a relationship, you can jump right into the meaty stuff.

On Sunday, Kamara led the team in rushing and receiving, with three total touchdowns. Taysom was right behind Kamara’s 62 yards with 61 of his own. Allen and Carmichael’s game plan enabled this, and the players fit right in.

Pete Werner, who was all over the field with 7 tackles, also played a season under Payton in 2021.

There are coincidences, and on the other end of the spectrum, you have events that can be directly tied in causation to other events. Sean Payton’s visit and the Saints’ impressive Week 8 win stands somewhere in the middle.

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The Pioneer Trail is one of the most revered chapters in our history and Glenn and Dennis are going to take you there—stand in the ruts of the trail (literally and figuratively) and tell you the history of what happened—the people, the places, the events that make our history sacred!

The first tour will journey from Salt Lake City to Nauvoo, by bus, stopping at all the major sites and landmarks along the trail until we reach Nauvoo. We will tour Nauvoo and Carthage, send that group flying home, and then welcome another group and retrace our steps back to Salt Lake City. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with two old hands of the trail. (Some just call them “Rut nuts”)

The entire adventure from beginning to end promises to be instructive, edifying and inspiring. Their goal is for you to come home more determined to be as true and faithful as they were. 

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East bound mormon trail tour, west bound mormon trail tour, pricing starts at $2,360 per person, double occupancy / airfare is not included, tour includes:, comfortable transportation on a luxury bus. 6 nights hotel accommodations 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners. mark twain riverboat dinner cruise gratuities for included meals gratuities for the bus driver, airport locations:, salt lake city (slc). you will need to transport to or from this is the place heritage park. kansas city airport (mci).

Double Occupancy : $2,360.00 Single Occupancy : $2,870.00 Triple Occupancy : $2,230.00 Quad Occupancy:  $2,165.00

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Glenn Rawson , our tour director and educator, is the writer and co-producer for the television documentary series entitled “History of The Saints”. He has also written and co-produced with Dennis Lyman and Bryant Bush, the television documentary series called “The Joseph Smith Papers”. These programs are broadcast on many TV and radio stations in the Intermountain West, including KSL-TV and worldwide on BYU-TV. He travels extensively interviewing scholars and researching the original documents that tell the story of the early history of the Latter-Day Saints. These are available on DVD at local bookstores and at historyofthesaints.org and glennrawsonstories.com . Glenn has written and told well over 500 inspirational stories, many shared through he “Sounds of Sunday” radio programs.

Glenn is a gifted teacher and fireside speaker. He spent almost 20 years as a seminary and institute teacher. He has traveled extensively for “Especially for Youth” and “Best of EFY” programs as a speaker and session director. He has been a presenter at BYU Education Week and Know Your Religion. Glenn joined the LDS church at age 18 and served a full-time mission to Des Moines, Iowa. Glenn has a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Range Science from Brigham Young University, a master’s in Educational Administration from Idaho State University and doctoral studies in Political Science and Constitutional Studies from Idaho State University.

Raised on a ranch in Leadore, Idaho, Glenn enjoys the great outdoors, early morning running, followed by pushups and calisthenics. He enjoys camping with his family, reading and researching, and cooking scones, donuts and homemade bread. He also enjoys cross-country skiing, identifying plants and animals and has a love for all people. He has served 7 years as a nursery leader, worked with the disabled for many years, and has held many other callings. Glenn and his wife Debbie are the parents of 7 children and a growing number of grandchildren.

Dennis Lyman , our tour organizer and videographer, is a native of Salt Lake City UT. He began his career in broadcasting in 1990. Dennis worked with Larry H. Miller on the production of a seven-part mini-series, “Utah Remembers.” Dennis helped produce the video “Tongue nor Pen Can Tell the Sorrow” for the Sun Ranch Visitors Center in Wyoming. Dennis has produced four 90-minute documentaries on the pioneer temples in Utah; “History at Temple Hill, The Manti Utah Temple,” “A Temple Dressed in White, The St. George Utah Temple,” “House of The Lord, The Logan Utah Temple,” and “For This People, The Salt Lake City Utah Temple.” Dennis worked as videographer for The Joseph Smith Papers television documentary series and became one of the creators and producers of “The History of The Saints” television and radio series. Dennis and his wife, Margi, have three children and six grandchildren. Dennis is a direct descendant of Elder Amasa Mason Lyman of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife Eliza Marie Partridge Smith Lyman. Eliza Partridge is the daughter of Bishop Edward Partridge, the first Bishop of the LDS church.

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New Orleans Pelicans Practice Facility Tour

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The New Orleans Pelicans have been using the new practice facility for a few weeks, but last week they gave a tour of the franchise’s new jewel.

The Practice Facility Saga

A practice facility was part of the deal that brought the Hornets to New Orleans, but the building did not materialize. When the franchise resumed full-time play in New Orleans, the practice facility commitment was given up in exchange for the familiar attendance benchmarks clause in the prior lease. As part of the sale of the franchise to Tom Benson, the NBA required a few things, including sufficient public funding to build a practice facility. Of course, this funding was secured. $10m in public funding was committed, but the organization kicked in several million more to make the facility one of the largest and finest in the NBA.

Overview of the Facility

The Practice Facility is located at the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Headquarters at 5800 Airline Drive . New office space was added to the current office area. Also, the museum and other areas have had some Pelicans touches added.

The practice facility itself was placed on the same campus as the New Orleans Saints Training Facility, which is owned by the LSED . The campus is the only one of its kind, with headquarters and training facilities for both a NFL franchise and a NBA franchise. As noted, the organizations share some office space and facilities, including a nice cafeteria. Part of the old Voodoo practice facility was incorporated in the new Pelicans facility. Also, the security and parking was reconfigured to accommodate the new structure.

The Practice Facility is more than just a place to practice as a team or individual. The building includes spaces for training, meeting, and eating. There are offices, locker rooms, and places to take care of business related to basketball.

The Practice Facility is really the home of the Pelicans.

This is where Monty’s office is, along with his locker. The players and coaches will spend more time here than any other team-controlled space. They will have 24 hour access to the facility. When players can make themselves at home, spending time together there helps to build camaraderie, according to General Manager Dell Demps. Many other factors play a role in this, as well, but so far they have had all players report to the facility. Tyreke Evans even said Dell “undersold” the facility to him. Evans was also working in the facility on a Saturday morning recently, highlighting the utility of such a facility compared to one that is shared with other tenants.

This is the first time the organization has been on a single campus, adding to the air of stability that is settling around the franchise.

At a cost of about $16m, the 50,000 square foot facility has been nearly completed in terms of construction and outfitting. It is not clear if the the $16m went in to the practice facility only or the new office space, as well, but if it all went into the practice space, that is about $320 / sq.ft. to construct and outfit. This cost in not different from expectations based on construction and outfitting of other specialized buildings that require access restrictions, highly-mixed intended uses, and must be very clean.

It should be noted that costs to lease space downtown and the Alario center would have been ongoing costs to the franchise. This lowers the net cost of the purchase by some amount. So, for those balking at the cost to taxpayers, consider the entire cost and benefit situation rather than reacting to the large cost of this one transaction. Not everyone has to agree with the outlay, but the proper figures should be debated.

The team studied other facilities and took the best elements from those, plus their own touches, to create their facility, the second largest in the NBA.

Details of the Facility

Photos of the facility can be found here on pelicans.com . If you look closely in a couple of the pictures, you can see one of your (least?) favorite Bourbon Street Shots writers.

The northwest corner of the facility has a reception area that leads in to a medium-sized conference room. The conference room floor has a basketball court surface and windows looking both outside and into the main practice area.

The major feature of the Practice Facility is two full-sized practice courts complete with team logos, each running north-south (as much as anything in south Louisiana does). The courts are spaced from one another and the walls to allow foot traffic or standing groups of coaches, players, or bystanders. The west end of the court area features built-in bleacher space for spectators, including season ticket holders (504 525 4667). There is a goal at each end of each court with shot clocks, for a total of 4 such goals. There is an additional goal on the side of each court, the west side of the west court, the east side of the east court, as well. The walls also sport small scoreboards.

Natural light comes in from the north side of the high ceiling to supplement the ample electric lighting.

The north wall is lined with offices for team officials. Each office has a window that allows the occupant to view both courts when their door is closed. The offices are spacious, and Dell’s office has enough room to hold meetings.

The east wall has some small meeting rooms that overlook the courts. Here, coaches would prepare for practices or discuss how practice went. Ball racks and equipment stations sit below the windows.

Just south of these rooms (toward the river), a door leads to the weight and training area. There is room for cardiovascular training that overlooks the practice courts. This will allow a player relegated to training on a bike to still study the on-court activity. Part of the area is a basketball court surface, allowing individual drills. Besides the free and machine weight machines, there is room for stretching and other activities. TV’s and healthy foods are also provided, and natural light supplements that generated in the room.

Over the door heading back to the courts hangs a jersey of Baton Rouge native Bobby Phills that was brought over from the Alario Center.

The adjacent trainer’s room has several tables for players to get treatment. The room is loaded with medical supplies and equipment.

From the training area heading east, a hallway heads north-south while another continues east. To the south is the players’ entrance. As they enter and leave, there is an autograph room where players can sign balls, jerseys, etc. for the team to distribute. Continuing east is a bank of pigeonholes for mail and a series of three locker rooms. One is a small locker room for visiting players, such as those getting a tryout. Another is for staff. This is the old Voodoo locker room (with upgrades). Each coach, Monty included, has a locker here. The final locker room is for the players. Each player has his own massive locker with drawers, shelves , a bar, and doors to keep it all looking neat. Each player’s locker has his name and number above it. There is also seating by each locker and common area seating and tables. Other facilities include the now-famous barber chair (no word on who is a barber . . .), `facilities’ at the appropriate height for basketball player, a steam room, a hot tub, and a cold tub.

The team has its own equipment room and its own outdoor field behind the Saints indoor facility. The old Voodoo net is still affixed at one end. Here, the players can run, sprint, and train outdoors for a change of pace. There is also a small hill for the players to work into their routines.

Back on the north wall behind the player’s locker room, the players have their own small eating area. It’s stocked with healthy food and drinks and will have breakfast for players every morning. Each table has a couple bottles of hot sauce, as well. Lunches are served in the large, common cafeteria.

Back west toward the weight room is the team’s theater. It has a TV, white boards, and a large projector. It features stadium seating with about 30 comfortable chairs with cup holders.

Small appointments are still needed, such a photos of the team and some signs. The facility, as noted, is fully operational.

  • Dell Demps recently returned from a scouting trip. He also noted that the team would likely add some players for training camp, indicating that each would have a chance to make the team.
  • Dell is sporting a light beard.
  • My favorite part of the tour was when a genuinely excited Dell told everyone how nice the facility was and how excited he was to show people. He said it would be like “Willy Wonka.”
  • One of the more common questions was some variation on “Why do they need a barber’s chair?” I don’t think the team needs one, per se. Many companies, however, look for ways to distinguish themselves with little touches. If that’s a barber’s chair, so be it. Also, many companies provide certain benefits to their employees to keep them on site and on the job, turning travel time and distraction into productivity. If the chair does this for the players, then it is a great idea.
  • Tom Benson said “3,000 to go” on the subject of tickets. With the team reportedly selling 12,000 season tickets (likely season ticket equivalents rather than full season tickets, but this could not be confirmed), the could indicate that the team is in fact leaving certain blocks of tickets for most games to allow for groups outings and walk-up sales. If so, this is a healthy strategy . The reported record for the team is good news in any case.

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