The New Orleans Saints need to improve the game-day expertise when welcoming again followers to the Superdome subsequent season. Not solely is the workforce in the midst of remodeling to add more technology and safety features to go together with the new field-level luxury suites, however they’re additionally within the technique of including extra leisure choices. The Saints are the principle attraction, however throughout breaks in play and pregame fan engagement occasions, New Orleans could have an opportunity to understand a distinct sort of athlete.
The New Orleans Saints will likely be holding auditions for his or her 2021 leisure groups, which can carry out in Champions Sq. earlier than kickoffs earlier than heading to the sector and even becoming a member of the followers within the stands. The addition of those coed groups of dancers, tumblers and stunt performers will assist the Saintsations “to create the NFL’s greatest leisure expertise,” in keeping with the discharge.
The audition kind explains the Saints are “in search of various expertise to hitch the Saintsations, the official dance workforce of the New Orleans Saints in addition to the Black & Gold Patrol, the official fan engagement workforce of the New Orleans Saints. As well as, we’re casting for a brand new workforce of multi-talented entertainers to additional improve our fan expertise. Throughout auditions (and all year long), there will likely be interplay and collaboration between these three teams to assist make sure the Saints ship a cohesive expertise to our followers.”
New Orleans Saints president Dennis Lauscha stated of the choice so as to add extra auxiliary leisure: “Our followers are wanting to get again into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and we would like each side of the sport expertise to be prepared for them. We’re at all times considering of latest ways in which we will present the very best recreation day expertise within the NFL. Increasing our leisure groups to incorporate cheerleaders and tumblers will deliver much more power and pleasure to recreation day, and add to our legendary Dome Discipline Benefit.”
The objective is to have the assorted leisure groups improve fan engagement on recreation day whereas serving as aspirational neighborhood ambassadors. The groups will characteristic in reside performances and help with in-game promotions on gameday whereas additionally being out there for company appearances and neighborhood occasions all year long. The workforce is in search of “originality and variety” with no formal coaching required to audition because the workforce seeks to be inclusive of all backgrounds and talents. The one requirement is to be 18 years of age and registered by June 17 for the June 18 audition to be held within the Smoothie King Middle.
Although the Superdome and Saints will look far different this year, the announcement of this inclusive, partaking transfer by the Saints provides to the anticipation for the approaching season. The finalist for the brand new coed leisure groups could have a Finalist Mini Camp schedule for the final audition on June 26. They’ll then have a couple of weeks to organize for the opening of coaching camp and the primary recreation of the season in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers.