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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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'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:
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.
To ensure that all fans have a safe and enjoyable visit to Gillette Stadium for Patriots Training Camp, the following items are prohibited:
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.