Even though the 2017 NFL regular season may still be a couple months away, we are going to get our first glimpse at this year's Arizona Cardinals squad in just a few days!
The Cardinals will kick off their 2017 Training Camp on July 22 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
But before you head out to Glendale to see the team in person, here are some important things to know before you go.
The open practice sessions will be held from 2 - 4:30 p.m. between July 22 and Aug. 23.
It's free too! Public parking will be available on the east side of the stadium (Green and Grey) and will open for each practice day at 12:30 p.m. Guests are advised to use the Green entry off of 91st Avenue. On July 22 and July 29, additional lots on the west side of the stadium will also be available for parking.
Entry and security
Fans are asked to enter through Bud Light Gate 3 on the east side of the stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m. each afternoon, but they can also enter through the Arizona Cardinals Team Shop at the north end near University of Phoenix Gate 2. During practices on July 22 and July 29, fans may also enter through the Hyundai Gate 1 on the west side of the stadium.
The NFL Clear Bag policy will also be in effect and fans are asked to limit the items brought inside the stadium to help speed their entry through security.
During each practice, open public seating will be available on the east side of the stadium in the lower level throughout training camp.
After each practice, select players will sign autographs along the lower field walls for a limited time prior to leaving the field. Also, a limited number of children between the ages of 2 and 12 will also have the opportunity to participate in a free post-practice player autograph experience.
A wristband will be required for access to the autograph session. Each day, wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Children’s Autograph Experience table at the entry to the Kids Interactive Zone.
Red and White Practice
On Saturday, July 29 the Cardinals will host the “Red & White Practice” presented by University of Phoenix from 2-4:30 p.m.