It's finally here. The Miami Dolphins officially start training camp today, meaning it's officially football season. Below you will find all the information you need to attend one (or more) of the public practices to be held over the next few weeks.
Public Practice Schedule
This is the part you are most likely wanting to see, so we put it up front. Here are the 14 practices that will be open to the public in some manner. Included in that are two of the public practiecs that are open only to season ticket holders, and we have the first two preseason games listed as well.
Camp officially breaks after the team returns from their game in Tampa in Preseason Week 2.
All practices will begin at the posted time. The team will begin the workout in the practice bubble, which will not be open to the public. Approximately 30 minutes after the start time, the team will move from the bubble to the two practice fields, which will be open to the public.
Friday, July 25 - 8am
Saturday, July 26 - 8am
Sunday, July 27 - 8am - Season Ticket Members Only
Tuesday, July 29 - 8am
Wednesday, July 30 - 8am
Friday, August 1 - 8am
Saturday, August 2 - 9:30am - at Sun Life Stadium
Monday, August 4 - 8am
Tuesday, August 5 - 8am - Season Ticket Members Only
Wednesday, August 6 - 8am
Friday, August 8 - Preseason Week 1 - at Atlanta - 7pm
Sunday, August 10 - 1pm
Monday, August 11 - 8am
Tuesday, August 12 - 8am
Thursday, August 14 - 8am
Saturday, August 16 - Preseason Week 2 - at Tampa Bay - 7:30pm
The team will conduct all of the practices, except the Sun Life Stadium scrimmage, at the Doctor's Hospital Training Facility in Davie, Florida. The facility is located on the Nova Southeastern University campus. Parking is available at the LRITC garage at the Nova Southeastern University at the intersection of University Drive and SW 30th Street.
There are 2,000 tickets available for each day of camp, and they are free, but you must get your tickets before showing up. You can get your tickets here, and use the promo code "CAMP14". You can get more information on camp ticket be checking out the Dolphins' training camp website.
Weather and other events can impact the scheduled practice start times or availability for practice. If inclement weather happens, the team will stay inside the bubble for the entire workout, meaning fans will not be able to see anything. The bubble is not open to the public.
All Clear Rule
The team will abide by the NFL's "All Clear" bag policy at all public practices. The main points of the policy are only bags that fit the following criteria will be allowed into the facility:
- Vendor bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." The bags may be hand-carried or have a shoulder strap.
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
- Small clutch bag approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap. This can be carried separately or within a plastic bag. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection prior to entry.
- Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to, the following: all purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags.
This is South Florida in July and August, which means it is going to be hot and sunny. Even with the 8am start time, it is going to get warm. Make sure you have water, and wear sunscreen. Take a camera to get pictures, and take something for the players to sign. Each day after practice, players will head over to the fenceline and spend some time signing autpgraphs. Remember to have your own marker. Also, binoculars are a good idea, as the team runs practices on two separate fields, one close to the stands and one on the far side of the near field.