A fan's guide to camp
The Bucs report for training camp today and will hold the first of eight practices open to the public on Friday. Here's a rundown of what you need to know if you're planning to attend.
The Bucs no longer require tickets or passes to attend practices. Instead, fans will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where to sit
Workouts during public practices are being restricted to Field 3, which maximizes opportunities for viewing. Virtually all seating is shaded and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. (There is reserved seating for disabled fans.) The sideline seating is, perhaps, most ideal. But if you want to get a good view of goal-line drills, opt for the end zone seating on the south end of the field.
Concessions and merchandise
The Bucs are offering discounted concessions during camp. Also, there are opportunities to purchase team merchandise, featuring recently released NFL apparel.
Autographs and more
Fans will have opportunities to get autographs during each public practice, with players likely to be signing during or afterward. Also, Bucs cheerleaders and mascot Captain Fear will be interacting with fans during practices. For details, go to Buccaneers.com.
Fans are asked not to enter One Buc Place from the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard entrance. Instead, there will be an entrance along Himes Avenue, just north of Raymond James Stadium. Parking is free.
Where: One Buc Place, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, just east of Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Et cetera: All practices are weather permitting and subject to change. For updates, go to Buccaneers.com.
Fri.: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Sat.: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Sun.: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Wed.: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 3: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 4: 6:30 to 9 p.m. *
Aug. 6: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 7: 8:45 to 11:30 a.m.
* Intrasquad scrimmage at Raymond James Stadium; free parking, autograph sessions, $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, and fireworks
Aug. 10: at Dolphins, 7:30, Ch. 10
Aug. 17: Titans, 7:30, Ch. 10 *
Aug. 24: Patriots, 7:30, Ch. 10 *
Aug. 29: at Redskins, 7:30, Ch. 10
* Subject to blackout
Sept. 9: Panthers, 4:25, Ch. 13 *
Sept. 16: at Giants, 1, Ch. 13
Sept. 23: at Cowboys, 1, Ch. 13
Sept. 30: Redskins, 4:25, Ch. 13 *
Oct. 14: Chiefs, 1, Ch. 13 *
Oct. 21: Saints, 1, Ch. 13 *
Oct. 25: at Vikings, 8:20, NFL Network
Nov. 4: at Raiders, 4, Ch. 13
Nov. 11: Chargers, 1, Ch. 10 *
Nov. 18: at Panthers, 1, Ch. 13
Nov. 25: Falcons, 1, Ch. 13 *
Dec. 2: at Broncos, 4, Ch. 13
Dec. 9: Eagles, 1, Ch. 13 *
Dec. 16: at Saints, 1, Ch. 13
Dec. 23: Rams, 1, Ch. 13 *
Dec. 30: at Falcons, 1, Ch. 13
* Subject to blackout