The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open nine training camp sessions to the public this year, including a night practice at Raymond James Stadium that will feature an intrasquad scrimmage.
This is the fourth straight year the Bucs will hold training camp at the team headquarters at One Buccaneer Place. For the first time the free, public sessions all will run from 8:45-11:30 a.m., except for the night practice at Raymond James Stadium.
Tickets will not be required for fan admittance to training camp. The public sessions will be held on Field 3 for optimal viewing and will feature autograph sessions, free parking, discount concessions and merchandise tents featuring new Nike apparel, as well as appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear.
The night practice at the stadium on Aug. 4 begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. It now will include an intrasquad scrimmage, with the Bucs playing their first football under the lights for new head coach Greg Schiano. It also includes free parking, autograph sessions, $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, and a fireworks show.
"The anticipation and atmosphere of training camp is exciting for our fans and our team," Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer said in the press release. "We look forward to Bucs fans welcoming Coach Schiano and our new players to the Tampa Bay area."
The practice schedule and times are subject to change.
2012 Training Camp Public Schedule
Friday, Jul. 27: 8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Jul. 28: 8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Jul. 29: 8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1: 8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 3: 8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 4: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (Night practice at RJS)
Monday, Aug. 6: 8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 7: 8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 12: 8:45 - 11:30 a.m.