New Orleans Saints News and Notes

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Saints single game internet sales began Monday at 10 a.m. You can purchase tickets by clicking the headline or photo above. The 2005 home schedule includes preseason games vs. Seattle and Baltimore along with regular season matchups with Buffalo, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Detroit and the home opener vs. the N.Y. Giants on Sept. 18. The week-long internet presale runs through July 17 at 10 pm CT……The Saints second round of television advertising has begun in the New Orleans area with the introduction of another spot – “Waiting Room”.

The 2005 Saints advertising television campaign – created in conjunction with Peter A. Mayer Advertising, Inc. in New Orleans – celebrates the loyalty of Saints fans in New Orleans and the Gulf South over the 39-year history of the team.

The second spot’s premise is the faith shown by fans of teams and individual athletes for their favorites over the years.

The underlying theme for the 2005 Saints advertising campaign is “You Gotta Have Faith”. The first TV spot, which debuted on NFL Draft weekend in late April, showed bumper stickers from the team’s 39-year history and took fans down memory lane. The commercial ended with a bumper sticker that reads: “Faith”.

Peter A. Mayer Advertising and the Saints have won several national awards for past advertising collaborations, including the 2004 National Sports Forum ADchievement Award for best TV campaign. Peter A. Mayer Advertising Inc. is one of the largest full-service advertising, public relations and marketing agencies in the Gulf South, with a staff of over 110 professionals and annual billings of $70 million. Peter A. Mayer Advertising specializes in all areas of advertising, marketing, direct response, public relations and promotions.

Saints season tickets are on sale now at the Saints Ticket Office in Metairie (504-731-1700 or toll free 877-666-1700), the Superdome ticket office, and through the Saints’ website. located on the net at

Also, fans across the Gulf South can purchase tickets locally by calling the Saints’ offices in Baton Rouge (225-927-8626), Mississippi Gulf Coast (228-863-9555) and Mobile (251-479-2327).