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Will Smith visitation set for Friday at Saints practice facility

The New Orleans Saints and the family of Will Smith will hold a public visitation for Smith from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the team practice facility at 5800 Airline Drive in Metairie, the team announced Tuesday.

Free parking will be available at the Saints complex, with additional courtesy overflow parking in lots B, C and D at Zephyr Field. Guests will see clearly marked signs directing both traffic flow and pedestrian traffic, as well as Saints’ employees assisting those with questions.

Guest lines will be clearly marked and will form along the back fence of the Saints property behind the Pelicans training facility and proceed to the south entrance of the Saints indoor facility and pass and view the casket.

There will not be a ceremony or any funeral service elements during this time. There will be a celebration of Will Smith’s life both on and off the field presented through photographs and video.

Traditional and virtual guest books will be available for those wishing to pay their respects, as well as prayer cards.

Contributions to honor Will’s community efforts through the Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way Foundation can be made at www.fanangel.com/campaigns/60. The Foundation started by Will and Racquel Smith is dedicated to guiding children to strive and achieve greatness through motivational and educational platforms.

In the event of inclement weather, guests should be prepared to wait outside of the facility prior to entering

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