Lions announce fan access schedule for 2013 Training Camp

Posted Jul 18, 2013

The general public is invited to attend Lions training camp beginning Monday, July 29

Allen Park, Mich.—The Detroit Lions 2013 Training Camp will open to the public at their headquarters and training facility in Allen Park for a seventh-straight year.

fans at training camp

The general public is invited to attend Lions training camp beginning Monday, July 29. A full schedule of open practices is available at

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.


Tracking daily practice updates

Fans are encouraged to visit ( 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 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.

There will be an additional point of entry for training camp this year. 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, approximately the size of a hand, 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.


The Lions official team store, Lions Pro Shop, will be onsite for fans interested in purchasing Lions merchandise. Among the items include the official 2013 Detroit Lions Training Camp and Sideline apparel.


Though autographs are not guaranteed, it was common in previous years for Lions’ players and coaches to meet fans following practice sessions.


As in the past, the Lions have reserved dates for season ticket holders, suite holders and club seat members (Friday, July 26-Sunday, July 28). Account holders must pre-register for designated practice sessions. Invitations with registration instructions and training camp schedule information have been distributed to account holders.