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VooDoo Open Tryouts Set For Sunday, October 27

Thursday September 12, 2013

 NEW ORLEANS (September 12, 2013) – The first open tryout for The New Orleans VooDoo upcoming 2014 season will be held on Sunday, October 27, at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park in New Orleans.

“I am very excited about this open tryout,” said Head Coach Pat O’Hara. “This is our first chance to see new faces for 2014 and may be the only open tryout that we hold in the New Orleans area prior to the start of the season. We’d like to get a look at players in other markets this year, so we hope to have a large turnout of local talent October 27th for this tryout.”

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the tryout starting at 9:00 a.m. The registration fee is $60 and is due prior to the day of tryouts. Players need to pre-register for the open tryouts and may do so by downloading the tryout applicationand sending the completed forms to the VooDoo Football Operations Department via fax, at (504) 875-3906, or via email to This forms packet is available for download at on the Home Page.

“We’re limiting the number of persons to tryout,” said Coach O’Hara, “so that we can give more attention to every person who tries out. Tryout spots are limited and are allocated based upon receipt of completed waiver form and payment in full.” Once all tryout spots are filled, applicants will be turned away on the day of tryouts. The registration fee is non-refundable, and may be paid via credit card, check, money order, or cash. Kickers ARE included in the open tryouts.

In addition to the registration fee, all participants will need to bring outdoor cleats to wear on a field turf surface, and other proper athletic attire for the outdoors. The tryout will consist of testing that includes the 40-yard dash and 20-yard short shuttle followed by specific arena football drills.

Those attending the tryout from outside the metro area and are looking for a hotel should contact the Ramada Inn in Metairie (504-835-4141) for special rates. The Ramada Inn has set aside a block of hotel rooms at a special rate while supplies last.

New Orleans VooDoo Football Tryout
Date: Sunday, October 27
Time: Registration is at 8 a.m.
Where: Tad Gormley Stadium
Surface: Field Turf (proper shoes required)
Fee: $60.00 (cash only)
Drills: 40-yard dash, 20-yard short shuttle, etc.


About the New Orleans VooDoo
The New Orleans VooDoo will play in the New Orleans Arena, an SMG managed facility directly across the street from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, as well as, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the last six home games. Single game tickets for VooDoo regular season home games are on sale now by calling 504-875-3900. For more information call (888) 277-5526 for Vice President and Director of Operations, Jason Coffel. The game is on Rush Radio 99.5, WRNO and on the worldwide web at as well as on Cox 4 in the New Orleans area, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The week following each COX game fans can watch replays on CST.

About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased their fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. CBS Sports Network will broadcast an AFL National Game of the Week on Saturday nights for the entire regular season and postseason through the semifinal round. The ArenaBowl XXVI Championship Game will air on the CBS Television Network on August 17, 2013.