The Jacksonville Jaguars' 2009 training camp will begin on Sunday, August 2 when all of the players on the team's roster are scheduled to report. The first practice session will take place on Monday, August 3 at 10:45 a.m. on the practice fields northwest of Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Training camp practices will be open to the public for viewing through August 13.
To provide fans a better view of practices, the Jaguars for the first time will move bleacher seating onto the Field Turf field close to the two parallel grass fields. This arrangement will give fans a much closer and more enjoyable view of the practice sessions. Seating for approximately 1,400 fans will be provided.
Training camp will feature 20 open practice sessions in the first two weeks of August before the start of the Jaguars' preseason games on August 17. There is no admission charge for training camp, and parking will be available in the parking lots surrounding the stadium.
Following is more specific information regarding the Jaguars' 2009 training camp:
PRACTICE SCHEDULE: The schedule throughout training camp is subject to change, but currently is as follows:
Sunday, August 2 Players report
Monday, August 3 Practice at 10:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4 Practice at 10:45 a.m. (special teams only) and 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5 Practice at 10:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6 Practice at 10:45 a.m. (special teams only) and 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 7 Practice at 10:45 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 8 Practice at 10:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. scrimmage in stadium
Monday, August 10 Practice at 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (special teams only)
Tuesday, August 11 Practice at 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12 Practice at 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (special teams only)
Thursday, August 13 Practice at 9:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. --- last day of training camp, last day practices are open to the public
FANS TRAINING CAMP HOTLINE: Beginning Monday, July 27, fans may call the Jaguars Fans Training Camp Hotline for a recorded message which gives the daily practice schedule. The phone number is (904) 633-6525. The message will be updated daily — and as any changes are made to the practice schedule — beginning July 27 through the end of training camp on August 13.
FAN GUIDELINES: As stated earlier, training camp practice sessions will be open for viewing by the public from Monday, August 3 through Thursday, August 13. Restroom facilities and concession stands will be provided. Concession stands will include food and beverages as well as Jaguars merchandise, including training-camp-specific t-shirts and caps. The Jaguars' 2009 Media Guide and Yearbook will also be available for $10 each.
Fans should park in lots J, M, or N on the west side of the stadium. For fans attending practice sessions, video cameras and computers are strictly prohibited, as well as horns, whistles and other noisemakers. Audio or video recording, broadcasting, live streaming and blogging are also prohibited. Still cameras are allowed, provided the lens is not longer than six inches. Among the prohibited items are the following:
• Cameras with lenses longer than six inches
• Coolers or containers including cans, cups and bottles
• Knives, guns and any type of weapon or explosive
• Laser pointers
• Noise makers, whistles and air horns
• Pets ,except special services animals
• Video equipment and tape recorders Laptop computers
Fans wishing to get autographs are asked to do so after each practice session, outside the practice field fence as the players return to the locker room. Because of the full schedule during training camp, it is not possible to schedule autograph or photo sessions. Groups wishing to visit training camp do not need to make special arrangements; they may watch practice from the bleachers.