As they do every year around this time, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released the official dates, start times and availabilities for their upcoming training camp practices.
The practices in orange are ones that will be open to the public. Those dates are July 28, 29, 30, and August 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24. Additionally, the Bucs are going to have two joint practices with the Jaguars in Jacksonville on August 14 and 15, both are expected to be open to the public, as well.
As was the case last year, the team will have their practices early in the morning to avoid the Florida heat as best they can. Almost all of the practices are scheduled to start at at 8:45 a.m., which means they’ll likely conclude around 10:30-10:45 a.m.
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
I don’t currently live in the state of Florida, and I have never been to a practice before, so forgive me if this is a stupid question. Are the open practices free to the public?
As always, parking will be free of charge and no tickets will be required to visit the open practices. And there are no stupid questions! After 45 years of marriage, my dear wife still asks after a day of golf or whatever “are you home already”? To which I still appropriately say “no I’m still in the driveway”. Lol. Hope you get to see a few practices when you come for a visit. Go Bucs!
TRAINING CAMP (Reader’s View for Oldtimers)
Buccaneers 2017 13 open practices
Friday July 28 8:45-10:30 a.m.
Saturday July 29 8:45-10:30 a.m.
Sunday July 30 8:45-10:40 a.m.
Wednesday August 2 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Friday August 4 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Saturday August 5 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Monday August 7 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Wednesday August 9 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Saturday August 19 9:45-11:50 a.m. **
Sunday August 20 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Tuesday August 22 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Wednesday August 23 8:45-10:50 a.m.
Thursday August 24 8:45-10:50 a.m.
**Note this practice starts an hour later
HBO has announced that the first episode of, “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers” will debut Tuesday, August 8th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
BUCCANEERS 2017 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Week 1 @ Bengals 8/11 7:30 p.m.
Week 2 @ Jaguars 8/14 Joint Practice
Week 2 @ Jaguars 8/15 Joint Practice
Week 2 @ Jaguars 8/17 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 3 vs Browns 8/26 7:30 p.m.
Week 4 vs Redskins 8/31 7:30 p.m.
Thanks macabee. Your oldsters version helped a lot. I’ll be at as many as I can.
I love training camp and I always try to make it to as many practices as I can, usually opening weekend. I should be able to make it the first Friday and Saturday of opening weekend. I hope to see you there Scubog along with what should be a rowdy crowd with Hard Knocks in attendance.
Looking forward to seeing you Pink. Lots to discuss. Not sure about the first Friday, but for sure Saturday and Sunday.
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