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Lions announce 2017 training camp open practice schedule

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Here’s the schedule to the Lions’ open practices during 2017 training camp.

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Training camp is just over a month away as we draw nearer to the Detroit Lions’ 2017 season. On Wednesday, the team announced their training camp schedule for practices open to the public. In total, fans will be able to attend seven practices this year, as compared to last year’s schedule, which only truly had six open practices—not including season-ticket holder practices or the one held at Novi High School.

Here’s a look at this year’s schedule:

  • Monday, July 31 - 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Aug. 1 - 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, Aug. 2 - 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Friday, Aug. 4 - 9 a.m. ET
  • Saturday, Aug. 5 - 10:20 a.m. ET - Family Day at Ford Field
  • Sunday, Aug. 6 - 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, Aug. 7 - 2 p.m. ET

For all of these events, gates open an hour before practice starts. It doesn’t appear that you need to procure a ticket for any of these events. However, once the daily maximum of fans are allowed inside, they will start turning people away.

That being said, the Family Day at Ford Field event is ticketed. Here’s more information about that event via the Detroit Lions:

On Saturday, August 5, there will be a Detroit Lions Training Camp Family Day and mock game at Ford Field. This is a free, ticketed event beginning at 9:30 AM featuring family friendly activities, appearances from Lions alumni, giveaways and more. It will also serve as a sneak peek for some elements of The New Ford Field.

Tickets are not currently available. We’ll be sure to let you know when they are open for reserving.

All of these times and dates are subject to change. If weather moves the practice inside, it will no longer be open to the public.

As of now, the Lions have not announced whether there will be other special events to attend. For example, last year the Lions hosted a practice for 1,500 select policemen, firefighters and EMS employees.

If you’re interested in attending camp this year, you can get more information here.