The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today their training camp schedule, which includes six practices open to the general public and an additional nine for season pass members, private groups, the military and other select guests. The 15 total viewing opportunities are the most since 2009.
Similar to the past two years, the majority of practices will begin at 8:45 a.m. allowing fans to enjoy cooler temperatures while watching the action. To further enhance the experience, the Buccaneers will move into their new air-conditioned indoor practice facility for the final half of select practices open to the general public.
A free digital ticket – available on the team’s website at www.Buccaneers.com – will be required for entry to all practice sessions.
For the first time, fans will be allowed to roam the perimeter of the practice fields to gain better vantage points and watch all position groups. Visitors are permitted to bring chairs for use during the outside portion of practice. For the safety and comfort of fans, no chairs will be permitted during the indoor viewing.
“We are excited about the unprecedented level of access that our fans will enjoy as they get even closer to the action this year at training camp. The new, air-conditioned indoor practice facility will provide a comfortable viewing experience and create an unmatched atmosphere for those practices open to the general public,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “We are always focused on providing memorable experiences for our fans and this year’s training camp offerings will be one of the most entertaining to date.”
The initial open practice, which is the team’s first that players are permitted to wear pads, will be on Sunday, July 29, at 8:45 a.m. A second weekend open practice will conclude the week on Saturday, August. 4. The complete list of dates open to the general public is as follows:
OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC:
DAY DATE TIME
Sunday July 29 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Saturday August 4 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Tuesday August 7 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Saturday August 11 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Tuesday August 14 9:45-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday August 22 8:45-10:50 a.m.
The Buccaneers will also host a “Women of Red Evening at Training Camp” event open to the general public on August 21 from 5:30-9 p.m., featuring interactive exhibits, football drills and a chalk talk with Buccaneers personnel.
The organization’s annual Military Day will take place on July 28 when they welcome hundreds of military personnel for an exclusive outing and viewing opportunity at One Buccaneer Place.
Seven additional practices will be available to Buccaneers Season Pass Members, Hall of Fame Club Members, Luxury Suites Holders and Private Groups. Members will also have exclusive access to a Mock Game workout on August 2 to take place in the indoor practice facility.
EXCLUSIVE VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELECT GROUPS AND MEMBERS:
DAY DATE TIME GROUP
Saturday July 28 8:45-10:50 a.m. Military
Tuesday July 31 8:45-10:50 a.m. Private Group
Wednesday August 1 8:45-10:50 a.m. Private Group
Thursday August 2 8:45-10:50 a.m.* Members
Friday August 3 8:45-10:50 a.m. Hall of Fame Club Members
Monday August 6 8:45-10:50 a.m. Luxury Suites Members
Monday August 13 8:45-10:50 a.m. Private Group
Monday August 20 9:30-11:30 a.m. Private Group
Tuesday August 21 8:45-10:50 a.m. Private Group
Parking lots adjacent to One Buccaneer Place will open one hour prior to practices, while gates will open 15 minutes before start time. Season pass members will be granted early access to all open practices and receive reserved parking and seating, as well as complimentary water.
As in past seasons, parking for training camp will be free of charge. The Fan Activation Zone will offer discounted concessions, merchandise tents, and appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear. Training Camp will also feature the Kids Zone and Street Team RV, along with Buccaneer players signing autographs following the conclusion of each practice.
Those wishing to attend practice sessions at the team’s headquarters, One Buccaneer Place, are encouraged to monitor www.Buccaneers.com for updates, as well as follow the team on Twitter at@Buccaneers. These outlets will provide camp guidelines, parking information, maps and any schedule updates to make visiting training camp a smooth and enjoyable process.
This report comes courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.