We're going to do a "Countdown to Training Camp" each day this week ending on Friday. In our first installment we'll review the dates and times of training camp, as well as the "no-no's".
Training Camp Schedule for the Public:
Friday, July 30 Practice at 10:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 31 Practice at 10:45 a.m. (special teams only) and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 1 Practice at 10:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Monday, August 2 Practice at 10:45 a.m. (special teams only) and 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3 Practice at 10:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4 Practice at 10:45 a.m. (special teams only) and 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 5 Practice at 10:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. --- last day practices open to the public
Friday, August 6 Practice at 10:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. scrimmage in stadium --- open to season ticket holders only
Training Camp Don'ts:
Parking for fans is free in lots J, M, or N on the west side of the stadium. From experience, sometimes the parking attendants for the Jacksonville Suns will try to get you to pay for parking, but just explain to them you are going to training camp and they should let you through without a problem.
Also, if you are wanting to get player autographs, your best bet is to get towards the back of the metal railing at the end of the walkway towards the stadium. If you wait at the front on the field, you'll be in a mob of fans trying to get autographs. It's also good to know the players first name, rather than shouting out their number. The best chances to get autographs is in the morning sessions or even during special teams practices. Don't bother trying to get an autograph while the player is heading to practice, 99% of the time they'll tell you after practice.
If you would like to write a camp recap, please do so under the FanPost section. The best FanPosts will be added to the front page of the site.