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New Orleans Saints will be coming to Biloxi in July

Mark Ingram of the New Orleans Saints/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Mark Ingram of the New Orleans Saints/ASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESS

The New Orleans Saints and Saints Hall of Fame will visit to Biloxi on July 8-9.

On July 8, the Saints Scramble Golf Tournament will tee off at noon at Fallen Oak Golf Club.

On July 9, MGM Park will be set up for two events: The Saints will host a three-hour kids training camp at 10 a.m., and the first Saints Hall of Fame Road Show will be at the baseball park at 6 p.m.

More than 20 Saints players coaches and Hall of Famers are expected to attend. The Saints are expected to bring their Super Bowl championship trophy.

Mark Ingram, Cam Jordan, Zach Strieff, Jamarca Sanford and Delvin Breaux are the players expected to attend. Saints Hall of Famers expected to attend are Rickey Jackson, Archie Manning, Morten Andersen, Bobby Hebert, Joe Horn, Deuce McAllister, Dalton Hillyard and Jim Mora.

Participation in the Kids Saints Experience will be limited to 500 at each of two 75-minute sessions. Admission will cost $10 for participants age 6-15 and $15 for adults.

Tickets for the Hall of Fame Road Show are $20 adults and $10 children to age 12. Tickets for both stadium events will go on sale soon at the MGM Park box office.

Playing spots for the tournament are limited to the first 22 teams registered. The entry fee is $1,000 per four-member team. Each team will also be assigned a Saints Hall of Famer, a player or a coach to round out five-person teams for the 18-hole tournament at Beau Rivage's spectacular Fallen Oak. Teams can enter by calling Main Street Biloxi at 435-6370.

"This is going to be a spectacular weekend for Saints fans across the Coast," Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich said in a statement. "The Saints used to bring preseason caravans through the area years ago, but haven't been on the Coast for more than a dozen years. This is their opportunity to reconnect with their loyal fan base on the Coast, and our opportunity to share memories with many of our favorite Saints players from years past.

"I'm sure the Saints Nation on the Coast will turn out in force to show support for its favorite NFL team."

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