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Training Camp Practices Kickoff July 21

The Jacksonville Jaguars' 2000 training camp will begin on Thursday, July 20 when all 85 players on the team's roster are expected to report. The first practice session will take place on Friday, July 21 at 8:40 a.m. on the Ferrell Fields adjacent to ALLTEL Stadium. Training camp will be open to the public for viewing practice sessions from July 21 through Monday, August 14. There is no admission charge for training camp, and parking will be available in the parking lots on the East side of the stadium.


COMBINED PRACTICE WITH NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: The Jaguars will practice with the New Orleans Saints twice on Tuesday, August 1 at Ferrell Fields.

ROSTER CUTDOWN DATES: The first mandatory roster reduction will be on Tuesday, August 22, when all NFL teams must reduce their roster to 65 players. The final roster cuts will be on Sunday, August 27, when each team must reduce to 53 active players. Until the mandatory roster cuts, the NFL roster limit for each team is 80 players under contract. Roster exemptions are granted for players who participated in the 2000 NFL Europe League season. The NFL Europe roster exemptions expire on the August 22 cut to 65.

FANS TRAINING CAMP HOTLINE: Beginning Saturday, July 15, 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 20 through the end of training camp on August 14.

FAN GUIDELINES: As stated earlier, training camp practice sessions will be open for viewing by the public from Friday, July 21 through the afternoon practice on Monday, August 14. Bleacher seating which will accomodate approximately 1,800 people will be provided along the North side of the practice fields. Restroom facilities and concession stands will also be provided in the area of the South end of the stadium. Concession stands will include food and beverages as well as merchandise, including training-camp-specific T-shirts and caps. The Jaguars' 2000 Media Guide will also be available for $10, as well as subscriptions for Jaguars Inside Report, the team's official newspaper.

Fans may park in the stadium lots on the East side of the stadium (Lots C, D, E, F). For fans attending practice sessions, videocameras are prohibited, along with horns, whistles and other noisemakers. Still cameras are allowed.

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 lockerroom, although players do have mandatory weightlifting sessions after practice. 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.

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