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Bengals 2018 training camp kicks off on July 26

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The Bengals’ full training camp schedule is available now and includes 13 practices for fans to attend.

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The Bengals have announced this year’s training camp schedule, which kicks off on Thursday, July 26 and runs through Saturday, August 11.

Fans can attend 13 training camp practices this year, including Family Day (being referred to as Family Dey this year), which will be on Saturday August 4 at 12:00 p.m. ET inside Paul Brown Stadium. All other practices are on the practice fields adjacent to the stadium. The entrance is located on the corner of Central Avenue and Pete Rose Way.

There will also be an evening practice on Friday, August 3, and like all other days at training camp, it will provide fans the opportunity to obtain player autographs after practice.

This is the seventh year training camp will take place in Cincinnati. Training Camp opens two weeks before the Bengals’ first preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Thursday, August 9. The season officially kicks off on the road against the Colts on Sunday, Sept. 9, followed by the Bengals home opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Family Dey features free parking, kid-friendly activities, prizes, a team competition (team scrimmage) and player autographs. New this year, fans will be able to go onto the field for 20 minutes following the autograph session.

Free parking is available for a limited time in riverfront lots surrounding Paul Brown Stadium (Lots A, B, D, E and UE). Access to free parking will be available after 11:00 a.m. and fans must exit all parking areas by 5:00 p.m.

Gates open at 12:00 p.m. and admission is free. Players and coaches will start taking the field shortly after 12:30 p.m., and practice will begin at 1:00 p.m. The full team will sign autographs after practice.

This day marks the only time this season that the Bengals will host a public practice inside Paul Brown Stadium. This intrasquad scrimmage serves as a warmup for the team’s first preseason game at home on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 7:00 p.m. versus the Chicago Bears.

Bengals radio broadcasters Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham will provide live commentary in the stadium during the scrimmage. Kid-friendly attractions -- free to all fans -- include inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, pictures with team mascot Who Dey at the Fifth Third Bank photo booth and a Ben-Gals Cheer Zone.

Fans can visit ticket tents located at Gate C near section 130 and Gate E near section 151 to receive a Bengals poster, while supplies last. Fans who post a photo from practice on Twitter with #SeizeTheDEY will be entered to win a Bengals prize pack.

Bengals 2018 Training Camp Schedule

THURSDAY, JULY 26

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 30

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUG. 3

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUG. 4 (FAMILY DAY AT PAUL BROWN STADIUM)

  • Gates open at noon
  • Practice begins at 1 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 6

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 7

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUG. 10

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUG. 11

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.

*Duration of each practice is estimated at one hour and 45 minutes, but subject to adjustment by the coaching staff. All practices will take place on the practice fields just west of Paul Brown Stadium, unless otherwise noted. All times listed are Eastern.

**The grass fields have bleacher seating for 1,250 fans right next to the fields, plus additional standing room along the sidelines.

***If a date is not listed above, practice is not open to the public on that day. The schedule is subject to change and impacted by weather.

**** Fifth Third Bank will offer special access to the first 53 fans who show a Fifth Third Bank Bengals Debit Card upon entry to the grass fields each session. Those first 53 fans will be upgraded to the Fifth Third Reserved Bleacher Seats and take home a seat cushion.