Lions Announce Schedule Of Training Camp Practices Open To Public
Sports Fan Insider
Allen Park, Mich.— ATI Detroit Lions 2014 Training Camp will open to the public at the Lions headquarters and training facility in Allen Park for an eighth-straight year beginning Friday, August 1.
ATI is the official physical therapy partner of the Detroit Lions and will have a prominent presence at Lions training camp.
“ATI Physical Therapy is thrilled to kick off its relationship as the Official Physical Therapy Partner of Detroit Lions as title sponsor of Lions Training Camp,” said ATI President and Chief Operating Officer, Dylan Bates. “Under Coach Jim Caldwell, the Lions are entering into a new era and as a new leader in Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine for the Detroit area, ATI couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of this exciting season.”
Training camp practice viewing areas at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Allen Park can accommodate approximately 1,500 fans. Access is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gates open 30 minutes prior to each practice session.
“Having fans at training camp helps create a great work environment for our players and is a wonderful opportunity for fans to see the team come together,” said Detroit Lions Team President Tom Lewand. “We are excited to have ATI Physical Therapy onboard to help us build momentum towards an exciting 2014 season.”
A full schedule of open practices is available at http://www.detroitlions.com/trainingcamp.
DAILY PRACTICE INFORMATION
Tracking daily practice updates
Fans are encouraged to visit Detroitlions.com (http://www.detroitlions.com) for daily practice information, including weather updates, practice times and any changes to the team’s training camp schedule. Practice sessions at Allen Park are open for outdoor practices only and are subject to change. In the case of inclement weather, practices will be moved indoors and therefore closed to the public. Rain Dates are available as necessary and will be announced for selected sessions that close due to inclement weather. Information on practice access will also be available through the team’s Training Camp Hotline (313.262.2882).
Parking, Entry and Fan Viewing Areas
Parking is available in select lots on Republic Drive and Federal Drive near the Lions Headquarters and Training Facility. Upon arrival, parking and security staff will be on hand to direct visitors to available parking.
In addition to the front entrance, fans will also be directed to the back gate off of the Southfield Freeway (M-39 North) service drive. Visitors should enter the gate nearest to their parking location.
- Re-entry is not permitted and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Personal belongings are subject to inspection upon entry and items not permitted into open practices include: professional cameras (lenses over five inches long and/or 50mm or above), any video camera, food, beverage, coolers, lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas, purses (larger than a clutch) or backpacks.
- Only bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” will be permitted on the premises. Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the gate.
- Small clutch bags/camera and binocular cases, not exceeding 4.5” x 6.5” , with or without a handle or strap, may also be carried into the practice facility’s perimeter.
All cell phones should be turned off or placed on silent or vibrating mode. The fan viewing area features: bleacher seating areas and additional standing areas. Concessions will also be available.
Lions Pro Shop
The Lions official team store, Lions Pro Shop, will be onsite for fans interested in purchasing Lions merchandise. Among the items include the official 2014 Detroit Lions Training Camp and Sideline apparel.
Autographs at Allen Park
Though autographs are not guaranteed, it was common in previous years for Lions’ players and coaches to meet fans following practice sessions.
LIONS 2014 TRAINING CAMP ACCESS FOR LIONS ACCOUNT HOLDERS
As in the past, the Lions have reserved dates for season ticket holders, suite holders and club seat members (Monday, July 28-Tuesday, July 29). Invitations with registration instructions and training camp schedule information will be distributed to account holders soon. Account holders will be required to pre-register for designated practice sessions.