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It’s on to 2022 for Patriots, and fans are welcome at training camp practices

The sessions free and open to the public, Bill Belichick's team will work out on the fields behind Gillette Stadium.

Bill Belichick has helped Mac Jones adjust to the NFL. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

In the wake of last January’s playoff abomination at Buffalo, it’s been a mostly underwhelming offseason for the Patriots. But as of July 26, the offseason is over for New England – and it’s officially on to 2022.

After players are mandated to report to Gillette Stadium a day earlier, the Pats are scheduled to open training camp with a practice on Wednesday, July 27. That’ll be open to the public, with free admission for everybody, as will the next seven practice sessions that follow.

Here’s the tentative practice plan, with gates opening at 8 a.m. each morning:

  • Wednesday, July 27 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 28 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Friday, July 29 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 31 – No practice
  • Monday, August 1 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 2 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 3 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 4 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, August 8 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 9 – 9:30 a.m.

That accessibility is subject to change if the practices are moved indoors, but otherwise the team will welcome fans to the fields behind Gillette for an up-close-and-personal view of Bill Belichick’s club, and, as usual, the experience is free of charge. Tickets aren’t necessary, with bleacher seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the past these practices have attracted upwards of 10,000 patrons, though with expectations somewhat tempered it will be interesting to see what attendance levels look like heading into the second year of the Mac Jones Era.


Beyond the initial series of practices, the team has also announced that it will host the Carolina Panthers for a couple of joint practices on August 16 and 17. The schedule for the rest of camp has not yet been released, though fans in joining the Pats for their 20th training camp at Gillette Stadium are encouraged to visit the Patriots’ training camp website for updates and times. There’s also a phone number fans can call (508-549-0001) for the latest info before heading to Foxborough.

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