(via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Communications) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team’s training camp schedule, which includes 11 practices open to the general public and an additional four for season pass members, the military and other select guests.
This season, most of the team’s practices will take place in the late afternoon, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in order to take advantage of cooler temperatures. The majority of the practice sessions will be held outside on the two primary practice fields at AdventHealth Training Center and will feature covered bleacher seating for fans. A free digital ticket – available on the team’s website at www.Buccaneers.com – will be required for entry to all practice sessions.
“Coach Arians, his staff and our players are eager to continue their preparations for the upcoming 2019 season,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “Our entire organization is eagerly anticipating the start of our 11th training camp at our state-of-the-art training facilities at the AdventHealth Training Center. With 15 practices open to the general public and select groups, our fans will have plenty of opportunities to come out and experience the excitement firsthand as we usher in this new era of Buccaneers football under coach Arians.”
The team’s first practice of training camp will be on Friday, July 26 and will be open to the public. The first time that the players will be permitted to wear pads will be on Sunday, July 28. On Tuesday, August 6, the team will host its annual Special Olympics Day at camp featuring post-practice interactions between Buccaneer players and Special Olympicsathletes. The team will also host joint practices with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14. The complete list of days open to the general public are as follows:
DATES OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC
Day Date Time
Friday July 26 4:00 p.m.
Saturday July 27 4:00 p.m.
Sunday July 28 4:00 p.m.
Monday July 29 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 30 4:00 p.m.
Saturday August 3 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday August 6 4:00 p.m.^
Wednesday August 7 4:00 p.m.
Monday August 12 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday August 13 10:00 a.m.*
Wednesday August 14 10:00 a.m.*
^Annual practice hosting Special Olympics Athletes
*Joint practices with the Miami Dolphins
On Thursday, August 1, the Buccaneers will again host a special viewing of practice for “Women of Red” –the team’s female-focused fan club—beginning at 5:00 p.m. The special evening in the team’s indoor practice facility will consist of participation in on-field football drills, food and cocktails and a post-practice autograph opportunity with Bucs players.
The organization’s annual Military Daypresented by USAA will take place on Monday, August 5, when the team welcomes hundreds of military personnel for an exclusive outing and viewing opportunity at AdventHealth Training Center.
The team will also host additional Krewe Member Days that are exclusive to Buccaneers Season Pass, Stadium Club, Hall of Fame Club, and Luxury Suites Members, as well as select groups.
EXCLUSIVE VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELECT GROUPS (not open to general public)
Day Date Time Group
Thursday August 1 6:30 p.m. Women of Red
Friday August 2 6:30 p.m. Krewe Member Day
Monday August 5 8:00 a.m. Military Day presented by USAA
Sunday August 11 4:00 p.m. Krewe Member Day
Parking lots adjacent to AdventHealth Training Center will open 1.5 hour prior to practices, while gates will open for the general public 30 minutes before the scheduled 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. Buccaneers fans will be able to purchase official team merchandise from the Fanatics Buccaneers Team Store that will be located on-site during training camp. The Fan Activation Zone will include local food offerings and appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear. Additional activities include the Jr. Bucs Kids Zone, the Bucs Street Team RV, various Buccaneers sponsor activations, and priority post-practice autograph opportunities with Buccaneers players for children 16 and under.
Those wishing to attend practice sessions are encouraged to monitor www.Buccaneers.com for updates, as well as download the official Buccaneers app foriOSor Android. These outlets will provide camp guidelines, parking information, maps and any schedule updates to make visiting training camp a smooth and enjoyable process.
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