Training Camp Dates & Changes

June 26th, 2018

Goodbye bleachers at training camp

UPDATED 12:59 p.m. – It will be a very different world this season at Buccaneers training camp, and Joe’s not talking about Ryan Fitzpatrick getting a big workload of first-team reps.

It’s 10 a.m., and the Bucs are about to announce their training camp schedule for 2018. Finally!

There will be just six dates open to the general public, a cutback by the Buccaneers in order to have more special event dates, and to provide more exclusivity for their season pass members. Those thousands of season ticket holders will have camp dates available to attend just for them.

Also, the Bucs are leaving town for nearly a week leading up to their preseason game in Tennessee. In Nashville, the Bucs will practice for two days alongside — and against — the Titans, then have a day off before facing Tennessee on Saturday night, August 18.

Three massive changes are in store for fans coming to training camp at One Buc Palace:

  1. No more bleachers. Now fans will be able to roam the outskirts of all three outdoor fields and spread out to get new and different looks at camp (assuming they can see). You can bring your own chair and make your self comfortable. This is very cool, but Joe liked the covered bleachers. It would have been great if the Bucs could have found a way to have some bleachers in addition to more access.
  2. The indoor practice facility will be open every day of camp and will host activities, cheerleader exhibitions, etc, when the team is practicing outdoors. Most practices will be held outdoors, but the Bucs plan to end most practices (if not all) with competitive team periods indoors. That means fans at practice will get a heads-up to file into the air conditioned facility, grab a bleacher seat and watch the last 30 minutes or so of practice.
  3. Free tickets will be required to attend training camp. There will be a registration option at

Keep in mind the indoor facility is just one field, not big enough for a standard practice with 90 training camp players plus coaches and staff. But the Bucs will use the facility for training camp practice during bad weather to avoid scheduling issues, in addition to the competitive, end-of-practice sessions.

Of course, everything is subject to change, as always.

Joe will have more information later.

UPDATED 12:59 p.m. – Training camp dates open to the general public.

Sunday          July 29           8:45-10:50 a.m.

Saturday        August 4        8:45-10:50 a.m.

Tuesday         August 7        8:45-10:50 a.m.

Saturday        August 11      8:45-10:50 a.m.

Tuesday         August 14      9:45-11:45 a.m.

Wednesday   August 22      8:45-10:50 a.m.

Additional training camp practices closed to general public, and who they are open to:

Saturday, July 28, 8:45-10:50 a.m., Military
Tuesday, July 31, 8:45-10:50 a.m., Private Group
Wednesday, August 1, 8:45-10:50 a.m., Private Group
Thursday, August 2, 8:45-10:50 a.m.,  Season Pass Members
Friday, August 3, 8:45-10:50 a.m., Hall of Fame Club Members
Monday, August 6, 8:45-10:50 a.m., Luxury Suites Members
Monday, August 13, 8:45-10:50 a.m., Private Group
Monday, August 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Private Group
Tuesday, August 21, 8:45-10:50 a.m., Private Group

41 Responses to “Training Camp Dates & Changes”

  1. stvcl Says:

    Just heard on the radio station in Orlando this morning, Mike Bianchi sports writer for the Orlando Sentinel, saying he heard (no sources named) that the NFL hasn’t announced the 3 game suspension for Jameis yet because they are considering increasing the suspension up to the full season. Damn…

  2. The Buc Realist Says:


    Any truth to the rumor, that VIP’s can get the full NFL experience as they will have a parked car that fans can sit in and be groped by america’s qb????? (allegedly)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Blue-footed booby Says:

    Really stvcl? I’m not doubting you but man, I’d like to hear more about that because if the suspension were to go the full season, well, there’s really no point for the Glazer boys to stand by Winston at that point and just release him then and there.

    And Winston’s career as a whole in the NFL would likely be toast too, as he still hasn’t shown enough production and ability in the NFL like Michael Vick had in his tenure in Atlanta before his own infamous off-field problems …

  4. Buccernutter Says:

    Hmmm I find it hard to believe it’s 3 games or 16, especially when the rules state 6 if related to sexual assault. 3 or 6 seems more likely.

    Plus, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen schefter be THAT wrong.

  5. Patrick Lambertson Says:

    I hope they are accomidating for the disabled to be able to see

  6. Bucnjim Says:

    Has anyone served six games much less a year for first offense with no arrest? I’m calling bull unless there is other things we are not aware of.

  7. Dooshlarue Says:

    Funny Realist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Bucnjim Says:

    A year and you better have that McCoy for Foles trade in the works. Even six games you would have to consider it if you want fans in the seats.

  9. Lord Cornelius Says:

    At this point might as well have some dudes in grim reaper outfits patrolling the sidelines lol.

    I can’t remember a time where I almost wanted to avoid Bucs news as I do now; just because of how truly disappointing these Winston stories are… complete buzz kill for getting excited this offseason for me. ANd yes that’s mostly because I’ve defended this guy hardcore for years (mostly all on the field arguments) but still. My wife/brother/friends/family were all together and stoked when we drafted him. I spent so much time analyzing his FSU case / etc to clear him objectively in my mind. And then he F*cks all of that up (as the details stand now).

    Some real new surprise sh1t would have to come out to exonerate him in any way to the public at this point. Either some how proving he in fact was NOT alone in an uber or something like that. But if he was – that’s the only fact I need to now know he straight up f*cking lied; and most likely did grope this chick imo.

  10. csidedave Says:

    They could be thinking 3 games for failure to report and more for the alleged deed and the misleading (at best) statements.

  11. Bucnjim Says:

    They are really holding the Bucs hostage unless the team has already been notified of the results

  12. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    And, for yet another day, the NFL and JW leave us guessing as they camp out in a cone of silence.

    Thankfully tomorrow we will rehash it all again. Maybe Beckles will chime in saying he’s against crotch grabbing.

  13. Joe Says:


    Pretty sure that is inaccurate. Per NFL, most a player can be suspended for on first offense of personal conduct code is six games, unless a weapon or a child is involved

  14. AlteredEgo Says:

    So are you saying Ryan Griffin may have a head to head challenge for the starting job? And that Fitz could still be the back up… just saying that would be exciting! And send a clear message far and wide…. best player plays

  15. Buccernutter Says:

    You know as if waiting 8 months for this wasn’t enough, the nfl then proceeds to tell us 3 games may happen and then makes us wait even more lol.

    It is hard being a buc lately.

  16. Knoxville Buc Fan Says:

    It’s got as good as a chance of being a 16 game suspension as your Bucs have in going to the super bowl… whatever

  17. Kobe Faker Says:

    “What do you call a sweating Giraffe in pewter?”

    “I see Mike Glennon back in Tampa”

    Kobe Faker

  18. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    AE before Griffin even considers being the starter he should make it thru a couple of preseason games without getting injured

  19. Jff Says:

    Move on

  20. Jff Says:

    Scythe carriers instead of stick carriers

  21. 76bucfan Says:

    I guess Griffin will get more reps too

  22. America’s turnover machine Says:

    The glazers need to grow some and cut this sh!tty human being and quarterback known as JW3. Anyone with a shred of human decency knows not to grope a female unexpectedly. Finish the season with Fitzpatrick and draft a quarterback with no negative background

  23. Lord Cornelius Says:

    If Mike Glennon comes back to play here I’m probably taking a break from football lol.

    Will always love my Bucs but jesus man they might as well hire random 40 year old dudes off the street that once played in high school if that’s the route they want to go

  24. stvcl Says:

    Joe’s, anyone have a way to contact Bianchi to see if that rumor has any legs?

  25. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    I guess we can sign Eric Reid now since its apparent you can disrespect what you want and play here

  26. Buccfan37 Says:

    Hasn’t Glennon beat the Steelers twice? Once up there by the Bucs and once with the Bears.

  27. tickrdr Says:

    @Lord Cornelius:
    Do the math, and the JW3-led Bucs offense averaged only 18.96 ppg last year.
    The MG8-led Bucs offense during his rookie year averaged 19.5 ppg in 2013.
    Third year in the league vs. rookie year. Why is that?


  28. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  29. DBS Says:

    At least Glennon might have a real defense, o-line and weapons this time. Oh wait. Those are only excuses you can use for Winston.

  30. Lord Cornelius Says:


    Pick any random team stat you want. None can convince me MG on-the-field is anything close to as good as Winston. I question your evaluation skills in terms of just basic eye test if you think anything different. I could get into stats arguments to further my points but this sh1t should be obvious just watching the games.

  31. ndog Says:

    I just cannot get over how stupid Winston is. I mean he had so many people support us drafting him (including me bigtime) and not only did he let all of them down but his finance, parents, teammates. coaches, front office and owners. I mean how does this not undermined everything he “stands for”?

    His biggest and best trait was his love of football, well that is shot as he is going to severally hurt his team by his actions.

    The next best trait was his work habits and being dedicated to getting better, how is he doing that by getting drunk and going out till 2am not matter what time of year it is?

    Lastly was his extreme arm talent which could be good or bad depending on how he learns how to use it. Well he clearly does not learn from his mistakes off the field so it is safe to assume he wont learn from them on the field either.

    I just don’t know what to say anymore as I had been wanting him on this team since his first game against the University of Pittsburgh and now I am just disgusted overall. At this point I have zero excitement about the season, absolutely none, regardless whos playing. Cause it doesn’t even matter if we win 3 games or 0 games with Fitz, cause we all know we cannot win it all with Fitz and I am fairly certain the majority of the players on this team are about sick of Jameis and all his crap, just like all of us. So we will be starting over AGAIN soon and be in for another 15 years of horrible football. I am so sick of this garbage!!!!!!

  32. tickrdr Says:

    @Lord Cornelius:

    Thank you for your response!
    Many people say that W-L record is all that matters. Clearly it takes more than just a QB to become a winning team. Nevertheless, in order to WIN, you have to score more points than your opponent. Even if you add in all of the points left on the field by our kickers (i.e. 100% accuracy), JW3 and the Bucs offense simply do not score enough points, even with the addition of all of the “Weapons for Winston”. I agree that the rushing offense was not stellar, but the Bucs rushing offense had even less yards in 2013 than 2017! And there is nothing that the defense does that affects in any way the lack of production of the Bucs offense.
    IMHO, my “eyeball test” shows JW3 still locking onto his primary receiver (what I have coined “Rashad Greene syndrome”), throwing late to open receivers (if he sees them at all) and not “throwing them open” enough, resulting in increased fumbles and INTs by throwing into double and triple coverage, and continued inability to consistently lead receivers, especially when they are running directly away from him. (except for a single throw to Godwin; got to give him that one). To me, JW3 is very accurate throwing to receivers on a straight line, even into tight windows, but not so good at throws requiring “touch” to lead the receiver. That contributes to the lack of YAC. Just my 2 cents.


  33. ndog Says:

    tickrdr I don’t want to defend anything about Jamies right now but this is pure football talk when it comes to throwing. Dude you have no idea what you are talking about. The vast majority of the throws to Brate in the middle if the field are “touch” throws. Most of those you are having to throw over a Linebacker and in front of a safety and in a tight enough window as well considering their is a corner in the area. Also try actually watching the Atlanta games and Buffalo games from last year and then say it cannot throw to people in stride. Are you kidding me did you not see what should have been the game winning throw to Mike Evans in the endzone? He was running pretty much full speed to his right and threw to Evans who was running full speed to his right and he put the ball in the only spot it could be for the TD which was out in front of him (by the way that is throwing someone open, leading a receiver and being clutch all in one). So call him a idiot, immature, or just a bad human being but don’t make yourself look foolish by saying things that just aren’t true, cause you look like you have no idea what you are talking about.

  34. Kobe Faker Says:

    ndog is 100% correct

    Klueless better have Howard and Godwin on the field for Fritz because Fritz cant throw to Brate, Evans and Hump because they cant separate

    Fritz had that few great years with Buff and the Jets because he was in a west coast offense with the ball out fast.

    Fitz needs to throw short….slants, short crosses and legal pick/rub routes…only Howard and Godwin has those route running skillset

  35. ruggyup Says:

    Lots of thoughtful prose erupting here. From what has been said to date and whatever comes out of coaches, GM, Glazer and Joe is no more valuable, and I say much less, than the Vegas releases. Factoid

  36. D-Rome Says:

    Wow, those are huge changes and I don’t like it. In previous seasons I would just show up before work to check it out for a half hour or so. Now I only have six days to go.

  37. Schlomie BarmitzvahCircumScissorStein Says:

    Over under on 20 year mark for playoff win? Last one was ’02. LOL!

  38. Defense Rules Says:

    @Kobe … “Fitz needs to throw short….slants, short crosses and legal pick/rub routes…only Howard and Godwin has those route running skillset.” For the most part could agree with you Kobe IF you added DJax to that mix (Koetter doesn’t typically use him like that, but he could). I personally love the short passing game (in combination with quality runs of course), because it opens up the deep game for certain players (ME13 is one of those, as is Cam Brate). That’s what the Saints went to last year IMO & it worked like a champ (Brees threw a lot less deep passes than he’d been throwing in earlier years IMO).

  39. Capt.Tim Says:

    Wow! Bet the Bucs are excited about that trip to Tennessee!!
    They’ll get to see a real live NFL QB practice for a whole week!

  40. Capt.Tim Says:

    By the way guys- Fitz seemed to be more accurate on the long ball than Jameis.
    Desean and Evans might not be as worried as you think

  41. Ed chase Says:

    Its going to hurt to see the QB we should have taken over Americas molester.