New England Patriots 2022 training camp kicks off with fan activities
Football is back.
Patriots rookies have reported to Gillette Stadium for the team’s 2022 training camp. The veterans will join the newcomers on Tuesday, and the first official day of camp is Wednesday. The first part of the training camp is open to the public. The Patriots training camp schedule will be at patriots.com/trainingcamp.
Training camp means summer is coming to an end and football will soon follow. This offseason, we saw a preview of what the 2022 Patriots will look like with a handful of OTAs and minicamp workouts. We haven’t seen the Patriots practice with pads yet, so once actual contact begins, everything changes.
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Here’s what you need to know about the Patriots 2022 training camp.
Camp des Patriotes schedule
The Patriots announced their first four days of camp as well as two days of joint practices later next month.
The first four practices will take place on Wednesday July 27, Thursday July 28, Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30. They are free and open to the public. Fans can watch the Patriots practice from the side bleachers or from a grassy hill at the end of one of the practice field’s end zones. Although the first three days are the most popular, the fourth day is historically when the Patriots put on pads for the first time.
Doors open at 8 a.m., with practices tentatively set for 9:30 a.m.
The only other practice dates announced are Tuesday August 16 and Wednesday August 17. This is joint training with the Carolina Panthers. They are also open to the public. Those sessions will lead into the Patriots’ second preseason game, at Gillette Stadium, against the Panthers on Friday, August 19.
Boot camp activities
In addition to being able to attend Patriots practice, several activities are offered to fans at training camp.
There are challenges, activities and football games. You will find them after going through the main entrance. They’re before you get to the training grounds, so you can’t miss them. Photo ops are also available with Patriots mascot Pat Patriot, cheerleaders and Patriots alumni. There are also concession stands and merchandise available for purchase.
Fan Activities will remain open for one hour after practice. Parking is also free.
For those looking for autographs, players usually sign souvenirs after practice at the training ground.
Prohibited Items at Boot Camp
Bags will be authorized and checked at security. They don’t need to be clear bags. But there is a list of prohibited items at boot camp.
Fans cannot bring animals unless they are service animals to help people with disabilities. Alcohol is not allowed. The same goes for beach balls, megaphones, air horns and coolers. Flags and tripods are permitted but they cannot be longer than two feet.
GoPro cameras, helium balloons, laser pens, noisemakers, remote control planes, unmanned aerial vehicles and drones are also not permitted in Patriots training camp. You are also not permitted to bring selfie sticks, video cameras, weapons of any kind (including knives) or any other items deemed inappropriate by stadium management.
Patriots preseason schedule
For those who really want to get a taste of the Patriots, the team will play three preseason games this summer.
The Pats open at home against the New York Giants on Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m. After their joint practices with the Panthers, they face Carolina at Gillette Stadium on Friday, August 19 at 7 p.m.
The Patriots will have another round of joint workouts, but those sessions will take place in Las Vegas against the Raiders and their new head coach Josh McDaniels. These sessions have not been announced, but the two teams will train together ahead of their pre-season finale on Friday, August 26 at 8:15 p.m. August and Wednesday August 24.