July 28, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Ronde Barber (20) defensive back Aqib Talib (25) defensive back Mark Barron (24) defensive backs and linebackers huddle up during training camp at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finally announced when this year's FanFest will take place: this Saturday, August 4, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hold a "FanFest-like autograph session featuring the entire team". Following FanFest, the annual Night Practice at Raymond James Stadium will be held, which will be televized by Bright House Networks as usual. The night practice will start at 6:30 p.m. and will last about two-and-a-half hours.
For those who want to get to FanFest itself, the gates to the stadium open at 4:00 p.m. and you'll be able to meet players and get their autographs. There will be no need for vouchers to line up for autographs, as opposed to previous years.
It's a little odd that the Bucs have decided to combine these two events, given that both events drew a sizable crowd in previous years. Still, it's convenient for those who want to visit both. Are you going to FanFest and/or the Night Practice? If so, let us know!