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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Saints draw Cardinals in HOF Game

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

It already was reported that the New Orleans Saints will play in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game this summer. But now we’ve got an opponent and a date.

It was announced Wednesday that the Saints will play the Arizona Cardinals Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. ET in Canton, Ohio.

The Saints requested to play in the game because one of their former players, offensive tackle Willie Roaf, is being inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Saints also have close ties to another inductee. That’s Cortez Kennedy, who works as a consultant for the team and is close to coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis.

Tickets for the game are priced at $35, $45, $60, and $70 and will go on sale March 13. Additional information on both the Hall of Fame Game and the 2012 Enshrinement Ceremony including Enshrinement Festival fan packages can be found on Profootballhof.com.