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2014 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.

Helpful information


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).

Camp overview


The New England Patriots will open their 55th annual training camp on Thursday, July 24 with their first practice slated for 9:15 a.m. at Gillette Stadium's upper practice field. The players will report to Gillette Stadium July 23.

Practices are open to the public. Although the full training camp schedule is not yet available, the Patriots are scheduled to practice July 24-27 at 9:15 a.m.

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.

Practice times


While the first slate of practices are set for 9:15 a.m., the entire schedules for training camp has yet to be determined and subject to change. Check the Patriots' web site for the latest updates. However, the team's Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles are set for 2 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. 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.

Concessions


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.

There is also GameON, an all-ages experience created by Optum, that will inspire fans to get ready for the NFL season. Fans can join Optum at the Patriots Fan Zone on July 24-26 and August 12-13 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.

Patriots 2014 season information

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
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • Weapons of any kind (including knives)
  • Illegal drugs or any other illegal substance
  • Coolers
  • Flag poles over two feet in length (flags are allowed)
  • Fireworks or pyrotechnics
  • Animals, except service animals assisting those with disabilities
  • Noise makers
  • Bullhorns and air horns
  • Helium balloons
  • Beach balls
  • Laser pens
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate by stadium management
Flags will be allowed but must be no more than 2 feet in length. 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.

Patriots and NFL calendar


2014
July 22: Signing period ends for unrestricted free agents and transition players with tenders
July 23: Players report to Patriots training camp at Gillette Stadium
July 24: First Patriots training camp practice at Gillette Stadium
Aug. 1: Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Ty Law outside The Hall at Patriot Place
Aug. 1: In-stadium Patriots practice for season ticket holders
Aug. 7: Patriots first preseason game against Washington
Aug. 15: Patriots second preseason game against Philadelphia
Aug. 22: Patriots third preseason game against Carolina
Aug. 26: Roster cut-down from 90 to 75 players by 4 p.m.
Aug. 28: Patriots final preseason game against New York Giants
Aug. 30: Roster cut-down from 75 to 53 players by 4 p .m.
Sept. 4, 7-8: NFL kickoff weekend
Sept. 7: Patriots open regular season at Miami
Jan. 3-4: Wild Card Playoffs
Jan. 10-12: Divisional Playoffs
Jan. 18: AFC, NFC Championships
Jan. 25: Pro Bowl
Feb. 1: Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

Pro Shop


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 during the entirety of training camp. 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 the P1 entrance or by following signs from the training camp parking lot. The team will also be selling Patriots merchandise in temporary locations around Gillette Stadium.

Patriot Place


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.