Chargers will open practices to public

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The San Diego Chargers have announced they will open Training Camp to fans on 11 days, beginning on July 30, 2016.

The team reports for camp on Friday, July 29 and will take to the practice fields the next day. Other than the FanFest and the joint practice with the Arizona Cardinals (both at Qualcomm Stadium), the sessions open to the public will be at Chargers Park, 4020 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego, 92123.

Antonio Gates at FanFest 2015
Antonio Gates at FanFest 2015

All of the open sessions are free to the public, including the two at Qualcomm Stadium, and the parking is free as well. FanFest, presented by Bud Light, is always a hit with fans because they can interact with the players, coaches, mascot and cheerleaders. The joint practice with the Cardinals will give fans a chance to see how their Chargers do against an opposing team.

Below is the complete list of Training Camp practices open to the public.

Saturday        July 30…… 9:30-11:25 a.m.
Sunday           July 31…… 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday         Aug. 1…… 9:30-11:25 a.m.
Thursday       Aug. 4…… 9:30-11:25 a.m.
Friday             Aug. 5…… 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday        Aug. 6…… 10:30-12:30 p.m. – FanFest 2016 presented by Bud Light at Qualcomm Stadium
Monday         Aug. 8…… 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 10….. 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursday       Aug. 11….. 9:30-11:25 a.m.
Monday         Aug. 15….. 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday         Aug. 16….. 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Joint Practice with Arizona at Qualcomm Stadium (Final Public Practice)

All practice times are subject to change. For updates:

Gates to Chargers Park will open one hour before the start of each practice session.For the Chargers Park practices, parking is available only on Murphy Canyon Road during the week. For weekend practices, parking is also available at the Kearny Mesa Business Center, just south of Chargers Park.

Chargers Girls at FanFest 2015
Chargers Girls at FanFest 2015

At Chargers Park a mobile location will be set up for the Chargers Team Store so you can get all your Chargers gear and representatives from the ticket office will be available with information on all ticket options, including season tickets. Bleacher seating is available, but fans are welcome to bring folding chairs to put on the pavement surrounding the practice fields. Fans cal also bring their own food and drinks to Chargers Park, but there will be vendors with hot and cold food and beverages. Cigarettes and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

From the Chargers: “Fans are welcome to bring personal cameras, however video cameras and telephoto lenses longer than six inches (detachable or non-detachable) are not allowed. Other items not permitted at Chargers Park include: pets (other than service dogs), weapons, chains, stun guns, mace & pepper sprays, water guns, fireworks, frisbees, sports balls, beach balls or other inflatable objects, laser pointers, flammable objects, musical instruments or noise-making devices.”

Remember: Parking and admission to all Training Camp practices are free, including FanFest on August 6 and the joint practice with Arizona on August 16.


Photos by Claudia Gestro.