More Training Camp Practices Open to The Public This Year.3 min read
Friday, July 26th our Bruce-Arians-led-Buccaneers will begin their first day of training camp. It’s just another sign that the regular season will be here before you know it. These practices are important for our coaches and players to several reasons, including the ability to allow players to further acclimate themselves into the new scheme to be implemented along with allowing the coaches to see first hand how their scheme and gameplan will look on the field rather than just on paper, it also allows players to ensure they get into the physical shape necessary to handle the grind of a full season and gives them the opportunity to work out any kinks prior to the pre-season, where they could find their jobs on the line.
The team knows that thousands of people will be wanting to attend at least one practice, with many attending as many practices as they can, which is why the team in all their wisdom, decided to ensure that there will be a total of 11 practices open to the general public. Along with the 11 practices open to the general public, there will also be 4 reserved members-only practices for season ticket holders along with special access for Veterans, Women of Red, and Krewe members.
As always, practices and parking are completely free, however, anyone wanting to attend practice will need to head over to buccaneers.com and reserve a free digital ticket. The majority of the practices will be held outdoors on the field directly behind the main practice facility, but fans will be able to seek refuge from the remaining hours of sunlight on covered bleachers. In the event the practice is moved indoors, fans will get the added benefit of enjoying the comfort of air conditioning while watching their favorite team put the pieces together in preparation for the new season.
Most of the practices will be held at 4 p.m. this year, which will allow fans to miss the heat of the day, which should contribute to their having a great time along with keeping it away from the middle of the workday. Joint practice sessions with the Miami Dolphins will be at 10 a.m.
The following is a schedule for practices that are open to the public:
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.
The following are closed, members-only practices:
Women of Red – Thursday, August 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Krewe Member Day – Friday, August 2 – 6:30 p.m.
Military Day presented by USAA – Monday, August 5 – 8:00 a.m.
Krewe Member Day – Sunday, August 11 – 4:00 p.m.
The parking lots adjacent to the AdventHealth Training Center will open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled practice start time, and entry will begin a half-hour prior to the scheduled practice start time.
While some things have been changing, you can be certain that some things will remain the same. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear are sure to make their presence known, and the Kids Zone will still be the place to be for the kids. The team merchandise store will be there for fans to purchase those new Buccaneer’s items, including where we assume you’ll be picking up the new Devin White and Ndamukong Suh jerseys, and of course, concessions will be available to purchase. As if that wasn’t enough, players will still be available after the open practices for those wanting a selfie or an autograph.
For a list of prohibited items and actions regarding what is and isn’t allowed at the training camp facilities, you can find that information by clicking here.