After a year marred by Covid-19, things are slowly going back to normal for the Buccaneers and the rest of the NFL. This includes both full capacity stadiums and the latest announcement of fans returning to training camp. The Bucs announced Thursday via Twitter that not only will camp officially start on July 25, but they will also allow select groups to view practice.
We'll open training camp July 25 and are set to have 16 workouts in front of Krewe Members and other special groups.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) June 24, 2021
Bucs training camp isn’t 100% back..yet
The NFL plans to limit the total number of attendees at training camp in order to maintain health and safety protocols. Therefore, there will be no access for general public viewing and attendance will be limited to season pass members, luxury suite owners, Stadium Club members, and premium seat holders and sponsors. This will be prioritized by tenure on a first-come basis.
The Buccaneers and Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford released a statement welcoming fans back to training camp on Thursday:
“We are thrilled to welcome back our most tenured season pass members and our great corporate partners to AdventHealth Training Center for training camp this year as we continue preparations for this much-anticipated follow up to last year’s historic season. With the return of fans to training camp and a sold-out crowd for the upcoming season at Raymond James Stadium, the excitement surrounding Buccaneers football is stronger than ever. The energy that the fans bring to our team creates a special atmosphere that our players feed off of and we can’t wait to see that passion on display once again.”
The Bucs’ 16 open training camp practices start at 8:30AM EST on their select dates. As in years past, practice will be held outside. But most importantly: Covered bleacher seating for those in attendance is back.
Fans can purchase the required digital tickets through the Ticketmaster account manager for all members. There will be a $5 reservation fee per ticket with proceeds going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation to uplift the community, inspire the youth and drive social change through programs that enrich the lives of families in the region.
When can fans attend practice?
These are the dates along with the groups who can view practice:
- Sunday, July 25: Season Pass Members
- Monday, July 26: Stadium Club Members
- Tuesday, July 27: Season Pass Members
- Wednesday, July 28: Season Pass Members
- Friday, July 30: Season Pass Members
- Saturday, July 31: Season Pass Members
- Sunday, August 1: Season Pass Members
- Tuesday, August 3: Season Pass Members
- Thursday, August 5: Military Day presented by USAA
- Friday, August 6: Women of Red
- Saturday, August 7: Stadium Club Members
- Monday, August 9: Community Day – Special Olympics/Arians Foundation
- Tuesday, August 10: Stadium Club Members
- Wednesday, August 11: Season Pass Members
- Tuesday, August 17: Season Pass Members
- Wednesday, August 18: Season Pass Members
The Bucs’ first training camp practice will be on Sunday, July 25. Players can wear pads starting Saturday, July 31. This is part of the league-wide initiative Training Camp: Back Together Saturday. The team will also host joint practices with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, August 17, and Wednesday, August 18.
Quotes and parts of this report are directly from the Buccaneers’ communications department. You can find more information here.