DETROIT - The Detroit Lions 2019 Training Camp presented by Rocket Mortgage will open at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Allen Park for a 13th-straight year beginning July 25. There will be three practices exclusive to season ticket members and eight practices free and accessible to all fans. This year’s camp will also feature three joint practices with the New England Patriots prior to the Preseason Week 1 matchup at Ford Field (Thursday, Aug. 8; 7:30 p.m. ET).
Gates will open one hour before the listed practice time. Training camp will have activities for all ages, including: ticket and merchandise giveaways, autograph opportunities, photos with Roary and the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders, tailgate games, and free face painting.
As part of its sponsorship, the Rocket Mortgage logo will be prominently displayed on the front, upper-left side of all practice jerseys for the full camp. Additional Rocket Mortgage branding will also be displayed throughout training camp.
Rocket Mortgage has also created a unique opportunity for fans to participate in the Rocket Mortgage Helmet Handoff Sweepstakes. Fans will be able to enter the sweepstakes from July 1 – 15, with winners receiving the opportunity to walk out to the practice field with a Detroit Lions player while carrying their helmet. Additionally, winning entrants will receive an autographed jersey, access to the VIP tent with complimentary food and beverage and VIP parking.
Training camp information is available and will be regularly updated at Detroitlions.com/trainingcamp.
DETROIT LIONS TRAINING CAMP PRESENTED BY ROCKET MORTGAGE PRACTICES AT ALLEN PARK
|DATE||GATES OPEN||PRACTICE BEGINS|
|Thursday, July 25 **Exclusive to Season Ticket Members**||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Friday, July 26||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Saturday, July 27||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Sunday, July 28||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Tuesday, July 30||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Wednesday, July 31||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Thursday, August 1||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Sunday, August 4 **Exclusive to Season Ticket Members**||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Monday, August 5 JOINT WITH NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS **Exclusive to Season Ticket Members**||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Tuesday, August 6 JOINT WITH NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|Wednesday, August 7 JOINT WITH NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||8:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
PRACTICE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Daily Practice Information
To maximize the fan viewing experience, sightlines and potential player interaction, attendance at 2019 Detroit Lions Training Camp presented by Rocket Mortgage practice sessions will be limited per day. Once daily capacity is reached, gates will be closed for additional guests.
Parking and Entry
More info to come. Fans can sign up to receive a full Detroit Lions Training Camp Guide as well as sync the training camp schedule to their calendar at www.detroitlions.com/trainingcamp.
Tracking Daily Practice Updates
Fans are encouraged to visit www.detroitlions.com/trainingcamp 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. Substitution rain dates are available as necessary and will be announced for selected sessions that close due to inclement weather. In the case of inclement weather, practices will be moved indoors and therefore closed to the public. Information on practice access will also be available through the team’s Training Camp Hotline (313.262.2882).
Fan video policy
Live streaming and recording video of any segment of practice is strictly prohibited.
Viewing area policies
· 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, selfie sticks, drones, 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.
The Stadium Collection
There will be official Lions merchandise for sale onsite at training camp. Items include the official 2019 Detroit Lions Training Camp hat and performance apparel.
Though autographs are not guaranteed, it has been common in previous years for Lions’ players and coaches to meet fans following practice sessions.