more camp Information from the Patriots

Thursday, July 24 through Thursday, Aug. 14
Fans should verify practice times daily by calling (508) 549-0001 or by visiting www.patriots.com
Camp overview
The New England Patriots will open their 49th training camp on Thursday, July 24, with an 8:45 a.m. practice at Gillette Stadium. Training camp will run through Aug. 14, with practices open to the public on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. Patriots fans of all ages will be able to enjoy and celebrate the game of football at the home of the three-time Super Bowl Champions.

Sitting on a 330-acre site, Gillette Stadium offers an abundance of parking for the thousands of fans who attend training camp practices and enjoy the related family-oriented entertainment. With bleacher seating located on the West sideline and in the north end zone of the practice fields, the Patriots will provide seating for over 3,000 fans with overflow seating for another 2,000 on a hillside in the north end zone. When attendance exceeds 5,000 fans, the Patriots will open the uBid pedestrian ramp in Gillette Stadium for up to another 3,000 fans. If attendances were to exceed the on-field capacity, the team is prepared to pipe audio and video into the stadium so fans can watch the practices on the in-stadium ProVision screens.
Directions

From Boston and farther north:
Take I-95 South to Exit 9. Follow Rte. 1 south approximately 3 miles to Gillette Stadium (on the left).

From Cape Cod:
I-495 North to Exit 14A. Follow Rte. 1 north about 4 miles to Gillette Stadium (on the right).

From southern Connecticut, Rhode Island:
Take I-95 North to I-495 North to Exit 14A. Follow Rte. 1 north about 4 miles to Gillette Stadium (on the right).

From northern Connecticut, Vermont, upstate New York:
I-90 East to I-495 South to Exit 14A. Follow Rte. 1 north about 4 miles to Gillette Stadium (on the right).
Practice times
All practice times are subject to change. Camp will open on July 24 with practices at 8:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. On days where the team practices once, the single session will typically be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. On days when the team practices twice, the sessions are usually from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Rain Policy
When the Patriots are forced to practice indoors due to inclement weather or poor field conditions, practices will be closed to the public. For that reason, we stress the importance that fans and media visit Patriots.com or call the training camp hotline prior to every practice for up-to-the minute changes in the daily practice schedule.
Patriots Experience
Besides watching practice, fans attending training camp can enjoy other types of family entertainment, including Patriots Experience. Patriots Experience, open on practice days from July 24 through Aug. 5, is an interactive football-themed playground, features interactive games allowing fans to test their kicking, passing and tackling skills on a variety of obstacle courses and similar challenges. Fans can also enjoy games, music, face painting and appearances by the Patriots Cheerleaders. The theme park is located adjacent to the West Suite/Clubhouse lot along the route from the public parking lots to the practice fields.

All fans participating in Patriots Experience must sign a waiver form, available at training camp or online at Patriots.com.
Patriot Place
Patriot Place's south retail center will be open throughout training camp and accessible for training camp attendees. Construction of Patriot Place's north lifestyle center is nearing completion, with stores and restaurants beginning to open during training camp. Fans are encouraged to visit Patriot- Place.com to get the latest updates on shopping and dining at Patriot Place during training camp.

Here are a handful of the shops currently open in the south retail center:
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Circuit City
  • Staples
  • Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
Pro Shop
The Patriots Pro Shop will be open daily on all days that the public has access to practice. The Pro Shop is located on the northeast corner of the stadium. Fans may access the Pro Shop by car or by the staircase on the north side of the stadium. Times will vary depending on the daily practice schedule, opening at least 45 minutes before and closing at least 45 minutes after each practice session.
Prohibited Items
To ensure that all fans have a safe and enjoyable visit to Gillette Stadium for Patriots Training Camp, the following items are prohibited:
  • Video Cameras
  • Flags will be allowed, however flag poles over two feet in length will not be allowed.
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • Weapons of any kind (including knives)
  • Illegal drugs or any other illegal substance
  • Coolers
  • Fireworks or pyrotechnics
  • Animals, except service animals assisting those with disabilities
  • Noise makers
  • Bullhorns and air horns
  • Helium balloons
  • Beach balls
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate by stadium management
No prohibited items will be accepted at training camp for safekeeping. Fans are reminded to please leave all such items secured in their vehicles. Individuals with possession of a prohibited item(s) may be denied admission to training camp, ejected, arrested and prosecuted. Prohibited items that are discovered at training camp will be confiscated.
Concessions
The concession stands at training camp offer fans a variety of options from burgers to pizza to Caesar salads. Below is a listing of what fans can expect on the menu.
  • Sack Attack Sausage
  • First Down Franks
  • Angus Burger
  • Pizza by the Slice
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Fresh Cut Fries
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzel
  • Fried Dough
  • Sugar Cone
  • Small Sundae
  • Waffle Cone
  • Large Sundae
  • Frozen Lemonade
  • Freeze Pops
  • Cotton Candy
  • Bottled Water
  • Bottled Soda
  • Gatorade
  • Propel