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Saints announce training camp schedule, 11 open sessions to fans

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Saints camp times and dates have been announced, and there’s a twist on this year’s practice sessions in Metairie for fans wishing to attend.

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The New Orleans Saints announced their 2017 training camp schedule on Monday evening, and there’s some changes you should know about.

For starters, fans will need to register for free tickets to attend open practice sessions. You can go here to reserve your tickets, but there’s a priority list. On July 19, season ticket holders will get first dibs starting at 10:00 a.m. on the 11 open practice sessions. The following day, wait list members will be able to reserve their free tickets. Finally, on July 21, the general public will be able to claim their spot.

Per the website, there are seven sessions that will feature a Fan Fest. Also, Rouses will have a Cool Zone area for fans.

On July 29 and 30 and Aug. 5 and 6, Aug. 12 and 13 and on Aug. 24 from 8:00-11:30 a.m., the Saints will host Fan Fest adjacent to the practice fields for ticketed fans. Offerings will include interactive Saints and New Orleans Pelicans-themed fan experiences, concession offerings and merchandise booths offering the newest Saints gear.

Here’s the open sessions you’ll be able to attend:

  • Saturday, July 29th (8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m)
  • Sunday, July 30th (8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m)
  • Monday, July 31st (8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 2 (8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m)
  • Saturday, Aug. 5 (8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m)
  • Sunday, Aug. 6 (8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m)
  • Monday, Aug. 7 (8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m)
  • Saturday, Aug. 12 (8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m)
  • Sunday, Aug. 13 (8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m)
  • Monday, Aug. 14 (8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m)
  • Thursday, Aug. 24 (TBD)

You can view the full training camp schedule here.