TAMPA - Tampa Bay Buccaneers players arrive Thursday to One Buc Place for the opening of 2014 training camp.
Earlier the front office announced the team's 2014 training camp schedule, which features an expanded selection of open practice dates for fans, with 12 days that will be available to the general public.
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The first of these free, public practices will take place on Friday, July 25, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Remaining dates and times are detailed below.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Buccaneers will host training camp at the team's headquarters, One Buccaneer Place, where Bay Area fans can most conveniently experience the excitement of watching the club prepare for the 2014 season. In addition, a selection of practices will take place in the evening, allowing more opportunity for spectators to take advantage of the viewings.
"The excitement surrounding our upcoming season has been building for months around the Tampa Bay area and we are thrilled to announce an even greater number of opportunities for our fans to come out to One Buccaneer Place to see our team prepare for what promises to be a great season," said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. "This year, more than half of the 12 open practices will be conducted in the late afternoon and early evening hours, allowing for cooler temperatures and a more convenient post-work viewing window for our fans."
The popular Night Practice at Raymond James Stadium is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 1, and, like all open practices, will feature free parking and admission. Additional Night Practice details will be released at a later date.
2014 Training Camp PUBLIC Schedule
- Friday, July 25 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, July 26 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, July 27 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, July 31 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, August 1 TIME TBA *(Night Practice at Raymond James Stadium)
- Sunday, August 3 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Monday, August 4 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 5 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, August 10 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, August 11 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 12 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, August 14 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
*PLEASE NOTE: Practice schedule and times are subject to change. Please check http://www.Buccaneers.com for up-to-date training camp information.
As in past seasons, parking for training camp sessions will be free of charge and fans will not need a ticket for admittance. Additional offerings will include regular autograph opportunities with Buccaneers players, discounted concessions, merchandise tents offering the newest Bucs jerseys and gear, and appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear.
Those wishing to attend practice sessions are encouraged to monitor http://www.Buccaneers.comfor updates, as well as follow the team on Twitter at @TBBuccaneers. These outlets will provide camp guidelines, parking information, maps and any schedule updates in order to make visiting training camp a smooth and enjoyable process.
The Buccaneers open their preseason slate on Friday, August 8, with a road game at the Jacksonville Jaguars, before hosting the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, August 16. The team then travels to the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, August 23, and closes out preseason play at home on Thursday, August 28, against the Washington Redskins.
Tampa Bay's regular season kicks off at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, with a home opener versus the division-rival Carolina Panthers.
Individual game tickets are available for purchase on http://www.Buccaneers.com starting as low as $30. The Week 16 matchup against the Green Bay Packers is sold out of individual game tickets, though fans may still secure seats for the can't-miss battle by purchasing a season pass membership. The Buccaneers continue to offer season pass memberships at a wide variety of price points. Memberships start at just $30 (per game) for adults and $15 (per game) for youth and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, to speak with a Buccaneers account representative or to get information about special group pricing, please contact 866-582-BUCS (2827) or visit Buccaneers.com.