The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' training camp will be even more accessible to the team's fans under new Head Coach Bruce Arians.
Tampa Bay's 2019 camp kicks off with a practice open to the public on Friday, July 26 at the AdventHealth Training Center. That's the first of 11 fully open practices, and the team will also conduct four other workouts in front of season pass members, the military and other select guests. As always, attendance and parking for all open practices is free and open to all; those who wish to attend simply need to return to Buccaneers.com to get a free digital ticket.
Moreover, most of the 15 total practices will start at 4:00 p.m. or later, providing cooler temperatures for those in attendance. The majority of those practices will be outside, on the fields behind the main facility, where fans will enjoy covered bleacher seating. When the Buccaneers do go inside their indoor facility to train, those in attendance will benefit from bleachers and air conditioning.
"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."
Below are the dates and start times of the Buccaneer training camp practices 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.
Buccaneer players will report for training camp on Thursday, July 25, then hit the practice field the next day. The first practice in which they are permitted to wear pads is Sunday, July 28. The August 6 practice includes a visit from Special Olympics athletes, an annual tradition at Tampa Bay's training camp. The final two open practices, on August 13-14, are joint practices with the Miami Dolphins.
The following practices have been designated for exclusive viewing opportunities for select groups and are not open to the general public:
Women of Red is the team's female-focused fan club, and their special event on August 1 will begin at 5:00 p.m., leading up to the 6:30 start of practice inside the indoor facility. Attendees will get to participate in on-field football drills and will enjoy food, cocktails and a player autograph session after practice.
The August 5 Military Day, presented by USAA, will be an exclusive outing and viewing opportunity for hundreds of military personnel. The team will also host additional Krewe Member Days that are exclusive to Buccaneers Season Pass Members, Stadium Club Members, Hall of Fame Club Members, Luxury Suites Members and select groups.
The parking lots adjacent to the AdventHealth Training Center will be open to guests beginning 90 minutes before each practice, with the gates to the fields will open 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. Parking is free for all, but season pass members will also take advantage of reserved parking and seating, early access to the open practices and complimentary water.
More open practices and later start times are new advantages of the Buccaneers' first season under Bruce Arians, but many of the usual training camp favorites are back again in 2019. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and team mascot Captain Fear will make appearances, and young fans will also enjoy the Kids Zone once again. The Fanatics Buccaneers Team Store will be on location for fans to purchase team merchandise, and there will be discounted concessions in the Fan Activation Zone. Fans will also get an opportunity to get autographs from players after each open practice.
Those wishing to attend practice sessions are encouraged to monitor www.Buccaneers.com for updates, as well as download the official Buccaneers app for iOS or Android. These outlets will provide camp guidelines, parking information, maps and any schedule updates to make visiting training camp a smooth and enjoyable process.