2013 Patriots training camp
Fan's guide to training camp
The Patriots hold training camp at their practice facility next to Gillette Stadium. Most practices are open to the public, and there are numerous other options away from the practice field. Click on a red dot for details about each location.
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).
The New England Patriots will open their 54th annual training camp on Friday, July 26 with their first practice slated for 9 a.m. at Gillette Stadium. The players will report to Gillette Stadium July 25.
Practices are open to the public on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. Although the full training camp schedule is not yet available, the Patriots are scheduled to practice July 26 and 27 at 9 a.m., on July 28 (TBA), and July 29 at 7 p.m. for season ticket holders.
The practice schedule throughout training camp is tentative and subject to change. Fans planning to attend practice are encouraged to check Patriots.com for daily updates or call the training camp hotline at (508) 549-0001.
Parking and admission are free.
The schedules for training camp sessions open to the public are tentatively scheduled. Check the Patriots' web site for the latest updates.
When the Patriots are forced to practice indoors due to inclement weather or poor field conditions, practices will be closed to the public. Fans should visit Patriots.com or call the training camp hotline at 508-549-0001 prior to every practice for up-to-the minute changes in the daily practice schedule.
Popcorn, hamburgers, sausages, hot dogs, pizza, frozen lemonade, ice cream and cold beverages will be available for purchase at training camp. Stands will be positioned at various locations, including Patriots Fan Zone and the practice fields.
Patriots Fan Zone
Besides watching practice, fans attending training camp can enjoy other types of family entertainment, including the Patriots Fan Zone. Patriots Fan Zone 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.
New in 2013 is GameON, an all-ages experience created by UnitedHealthcare that will inspire fans to get ready for the NFL season. Fans can join UnitedHealthcare at the Patriots Fan Zone on July 26-28 and August 13-14 of training camp to train like the team at training camp. Block, tackle and throw like a pro or cheer on your friends and family as they compete for their place on the leader board.
All fans participating in the Patriots Fan Zone must sign a waiver form, available at training camp or online at Patriots.com. You can also check the Patriots' website for a daily schedule.
To ensure that all fans have a safe and enjoyable visit to Gillette Stadium for Patriots Training Camp, the following items are prohibited:
Patriots and NFL calendar
July 21: Rookies report to Patriots training camp at Gillette Stadium
July 22: Signing period ends for unrestricted free agents
July 25: Veterans report to Patriots training camp at Gillette Stadium
July 26: Patriots hold first public practice for training camp
Aug. 3: Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio
Aug. 27: Roster cutdown from 90 to 75 players by 4 p.m.
Aug. 31: Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players by 6 p.m.
Sept. 1: Final day of preseason training camp for all teams
Sept. 5, 8-9: Opening games of 2013 season
Oct. 29: Trade deadline
Jan. 4-5: Wild Card Playoffs
Jan. 11-12: Divisional Playoffs
Jan. 19: Conference Championships
Feb. 2: Super Bowl XLVIII, New York
The Patriots Pro Shop will be open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The Pro Shop is located on the northeast corner of the stadium below The Hall at Patriots Place. 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. Call (888) 662-PATS for exact daily hours.
Patriot Place features a wide variety of shopping experiences offering everything from major fashion retailers and unique shops, to the first Bass Pro Shops in New England. There is something for everyone at Patriot Place. Restaurants include: CBS Scene, Bar Louie, FIve Guys Burgers, Davio's, Red Robin, Skipjack's, and much more.