The New England Patriots open training camp for the 2016 season Thursday, so we’ve put together a handy guide with everything you need to know while attending practices.
Here’s a look at this week’s schedule, via Patriots.com. It is free to attend practices.
Parking at Patriot Place is free for fans attending training camp. A map of the facility, including where to park and where the practice field are located, can be found here.
WHAT TO BRING
The NFL’s clear bag policy is in effect. For more on that policy, which restricts certain types of bags, purses and backpacks from being brought into the facility, click here.
— Acceptable items include cell phones, cameras, small audio recorders, binoculars, signs (larger signs or those with inappropriate content might be prohibited) and other items.
— Items not allowed include food and drinks (including alcoholic beverages), coolers, lawn chairs or other portable chairs, selfie sticks, noise makers of any kind, umbrellas, drugs or illegal substances, animals (except service dogs) and other items.
— For a complete list of items allowed and prohibited, click here.
— Some players will be made available for autographs, free of charge, each day that training camp is open to the public. On-site personnel will assist with any questions about who, where and when that will occur.
— Concessions will be available, including food and beverages.
— Daily schedules, including last-minute cancellations or schedule changes, will be posted on www.patriots.com/trainingcamp. Fans also are encouraged to call the training camp information hotline at 508-549-0001 for daily updates throughout camp.
— In case of rain or other inclement weather, the Patriots will be forced to practice indoors, which will be closed to the public. Be sure to check online or call in advance of heading to training camp.
— Weather is expected to be fairly warm, so dress appropriately. A 10-day forecast for Foxboro, Mass., can be found here.
— Gillette Stadium’s address is 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035.
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