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June 25, 2012 @ 10:39 am
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Bucs Announce Public Training Camp Schedule

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The Buccaneers announced their public training camp schedule Monday and have nine practices open to fans free of charge. For the fourth season in a row Tampa Bay will hold training camp at One Buccaneer Place.
From the Buccaneers public relations department:

Building on the momentum from an exciting offseason, today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the team's 2012 Training Camp public schedule. For the fourth straight year, the Buccaneers will host Training Camp at the team's headquarters, One Buccaneer Place, now with nine practices open to the public. The first of these free, open sessions will kick off on Friday, July 27, with the remaining dates and times detailed below.

"The anticipation and atmosphere of Training Camp is exciting for our fans and our team," said Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer. "We look forward to Bucs fans welcoming Coach Schiano and our new players to the Tampa Bay area."

Once again, tickets will not be required for fan admittance to Training Camp, and fans can expect many of the same fan-friendly features as years past, with all public sessions being held on Field 3 for optimal viewing, plentiful autograph sessions, free parking, discount concessions, merchandise tents featuring new Nike apparel, as well as appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear.

New in 2012, all Training Camp practices will run from 8:45-11:30 a.m., with gates opening at 7:00 a.m. The exception to the daily practice schedule is the popular Night Practice, which will be held at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, August 4, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Night Practice will now feature an intrasquad scrimmage, with the Buccaneers playing their first football under the lights in 2012. In addition to the play on the field, fans will again be treated to free parking, autograph sessions, $1 hot dogs and soft drinks, and a fireworks show.

Those wishing to attend practice sessions should monitor Buccaneers.com for updates. The team's official website will also include helpful Camp guidelines, parking information, and a map of One Buccaneer Place with which visitors are encouraged to be familiar. Season Pass Members should keep an eye out for additional information from their dedicated Member Relations Associate, outlining new, exclusive Training Camp events. Members will be invited to a private practice with all-inclusive food and special autograph opportunities. Those who are not currently Season Pass Members and would like to inquire more, should call (866) 582-BUCS (2827) for additional information.

In the coming weeks, the Buccaneers will also begin their preseason game slate, opening on the road against the Miami Dolphins on Friday, August 10, at 7:30 p.m., before returning to Tampa to host two consecutive home games. The team first welcomes the Tennessee Titans to Raymond James Stadium on Friday, August 17, at 7:30 p.m., and then, on Friday, August 24, the Buccaneers will face the New England Patriots at 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay closes preseason action at the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, August 29, at 7:30 p.m. The club will begin the regular season by hosting the division rival Carolina Panthers on Sunday, September 9, at 4:15 p.m.

2012 Training Camp PUBLIC Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: Practice schedule and times are subject to change

Friday, July 27
8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 28
8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 29
8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 1
8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 3
8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 4
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. (Night Practice at RJS)
Monday, August 6
8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 7
8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, August 12
8:45 - 11:30 a.m.


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    Iam so glad that they will have several camps across from the stadium-I hope eveyone survive the downpour from Debbie-I remember several hurricane and tropical storms as I was growing up in Tampa Bay along Bayshore, But now Iam in the 100 degrees plus East Texas Heat-I still support Tampa from 1500 mmiles away where I grew up when I was young-Now Iam 67 this sept go bucs in 2012.GLH
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    With many of us planning to attend, perhaps the Pewter Report boys can arrange a special section for us. Once, while looking over the fence at the old One Buc Place, long time equipment manager, Frankie Pupello approached me. I thought he was going to run me off since practices were closed to the public. To my surprise, Ray Perkins had sent him over to invite me inside to watch. See, he wasn't all bad. A few years later Sam Wyche sent a ball boy over to make me "dash". I watched a lot of practices in those early years with McKay, Bennett and Perkins and that was the only time a coach ever cared that Scubog was watching.
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    I'll be there at least that first Sunday. My wife will probably have to miss out and stay back at the hotel with the little one. I'm not sure what breeze you guys are talking about under those tents though. I didn't make it to TC last year but I went the 2 years before that at One Buc and that was some of the hottest heat I ever felt under those tents. It was like an oven. Maybe they changed something last year but I certainly plan to hydrate heavily before I attend camp.
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    Looking forward to this. Driving down all by myself to watch the Monday, Tuesday practices following the night practice at RJS. It will be my first Training camp ever. I just can't pass up the opportunity to get my toes on the line with the rest of this new regime.
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    I totally agree with you scubog !!! I even had relatives to stay at in Orlando when they were at Disney, but it is not the same as when they are here in town. Plus, I love the fact that the Glazer boys even splurged for the tents to keep us in the shade. I don't always use them unless I bring my 2 small boys with me, but it is a GREAT option to have available. Thank you Bucs ! ! ! I am not as well known as you other multiple posters, scubog, but I am going to try and attend as many of the practices as I can this year. See you there!
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    This sure is a lot better than the days when I had to cut out a space between the viburnums to look over the fence at One Buc Place. This is way better than driving to Orlando where there is no breeze. But I still enjoyed the night practices at Pepin Rood with the rookies singing. Thank you Glazer boys for making the team accessible. Hope to see my fellow posters in the stands.
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