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Lions taking training camp on the road for two practices

Two of the Detroit Lions' training camp practices will be held at local high schools this summer.

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Toward the beginning of training camp last year, the Detroit Lions mixed things up a bit by holding a night practice at Wayne State. The practice was open to the public and drew a pretty big crowd, and the Lions have decided to mix things up again this year by hosting two practices outside of their training facility in Allen Park.

Specifically, according to the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are going to hold an evening practice open to the general public at Novi High School on Aug. 5. Then, on a date still to be determined, they will practice at Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn. It's worth noting that the practice in Dearborn is not open to the general public, so that may be an event strictly for season-ticket holders and/or the Lions' corporate partners.

As for the rest of the Lions' training camp schedule for 2015, that should be announced in the next couple of weeks. The Lions announced their open practice schedule on July 10 last year, so they are likely finalizing this year's schedule right now.

What we do already know is that training camp officially begins on Aug. 3 for the Lions this year, according to Dave Birkett. Much like last year, it looks like the Lions will be the final team to open training camp, as veterans aren't even scheduled to report until Aug. 2. At that point, camp will finally be ready to begin, and the Lions will start to prepare for their preseason opener against the New York Jets on Aug. 13.