As things return to normal in the NFL, there are increasing signs of progression and the expectation that this reality will come true. On Friday, the Saints will announce a casting call for their entertainment team in 2021.
This year brings some new twists as there will be audits for three different dynamic groups that will help build on the team’s awards for the best fan experience they have received in recent years. The first group includes the Saintsations, the Saints’ official dance team. The second group is a fan engagement team called Black & Gold Patrol. Finally, there is a new cheerleading team that will be made up of multi-talented entertainers to enhance the fan experience.
All three groups will work together and interact throughout the season. Specific talents the team is looking for include both dancers, running and standing tumblers, cheerleaders and stunters.
“Our fans are eager to get back into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and we want every facet of the gaming experience to be ready for them,” said Saints President Dennis Lauscha.
“We’re always thinking of new ways to deliver the best gaming experience in the NFL. The addition of cheerleaders and tumblers to our entertainment teams will bring even more energy and excitement to match day and reinforce our legendary Dome Field Advantage. “
The Saints had a mixed roster when the franchise began in 1967. At that time the games were played in the old Tulane Stadium. The squad existed all along, bypassing the Saintsations, but was disbanded in 1998. Almost 20 years later, 25-year-old Jessie Hernandez made history when he joined the Saintsations as a dancer in 2018.
The Saints’ goal is to improve the gaming experience for fans, and over the years New Orleans has explored a host of new ways to engage fans off the field.
Those interested can register until Thursday, July 17, 5 p.m. CT. You can find the application link Here after the official announcement. The audition will take place on Friday, July 18th from 5 p.m. in the Smoothie King Center