On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions announced their complete training camp schedule. Things get underway Friday, July 29, as the team will practice in front of a group of guests who have a special Ford Dealer's bracelet. Here’s how you can get one:
Friday, July 29 is Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers "Think Ford First Look" which will be open to guests who visit a Southeast Michigan Ford Dealership beginning July 20 to pick up a Detroit Lions "Think Ford First" wristband. There will be a limit of two wristbands distributed per person while supplies last. For more information and dealer locations, visit: http://thinkfordfirst.com/.
The first practice fully available to the public is August 1. Here is a list of announced dates that are completely open to the public (times listed are when gates open):
- Monday, Aug 1 - 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug 4 - 1:30 p.m.
- Friday, Aug 5 - 3:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug 6 (Family Day at Ford Field) - 9:30 a.m.
However, each public practice is a ticketed event. Tickets are free, but must be reserved ahead of time. To claim tickets, head over to the Detroit Lions' official website, but do so quickly as the deadline to claim tickets is July 26.
In addition to practices open to the public, the team is offering special availability for premium club members and suite holders on Saturday, July 30 and to season ticket holders on July 31. Also, the Lions have a day devoted solely to servicemen of the Detroit metro area:
The team will host a private evening practice on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 for approximately 1,500 select police, fire and EMS in Dearborn, Detroit and Allen Park.
For all other details on Lions training camp, including rules and parking information, head over to DetroitLions.com.