It took some time, but the Saints are finally coming to the north shore.
In 2004, the team was scheduled to hold an evening practice at Mandeville High School, but it was canceled because of rain. Then the team stopped its practice of visiting area schools.
When it reinstated the practice this year, Mandeville High was at the top of the list.
Wednesday’s forecast calls for only a slight chance of rain, so if things go as expected, the team will be taking the field at Sid Theriot Stadium at 7 p.m.
for a free two-hour workout in front of what should be a large and appreciative crowd.
“Mickey (Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis) and I talked about this in the spring, just changing things up in regards to our fan base,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “It won’t be a scrimmage; it will be a practice. We’ll work through the logistics, and I’m sure it will be a good setup.