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Carolina Panthers Training Camp Information

Jul 06 2012 05:58 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
It is July once again, which means Wimbledon is on TV. Whenever I see those tennis players on the grass court, I am reminded that Football season is once again just around the corner.


Here are a few tips for those that have not been to training camp before...

1. Yes, practices and parking are free. A schedule of the practices can be found here.

2. You will notice many evening practices this year, but the sun will still be brutal. Shade is at a premium on the hill that overlooks the practice field, get there early if you need to stay cooler.

3. Autographs are signed at the fence that is closest to the facilities. Players typically take the field about 30 minutes prior to the scheduled practice time. Children typically get first dibs on autographs, as it should be.

4. When you arrive, notice where the large lifts are with the video equipment on top. They are there to film the main practices. Whichever field they are pointing at will be the place where some of the best action of the day takes place.

5. The Beacon is a famous place to eat in Spartanburg, but from personal experience, be sure a restroom is near by. The Pizza Inn in Spartanburg is actually a 1980's time warp, the 3 inch skin on the pudding proves it.

6. Bring your camera! Pictures can be taken during practices.

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Only the first Sunday and it's really far from the actual practice. You would need a wife or grandparent to chaperone while you enjoy practice.


It's not really far from the actual practice area ... it's right across a driveway.
It's far enough you can't watch both simultaneously. That is really far to me.

It's far enough you can't watch both simultaneously. That is really far to me.


Well, Play 60 is from 5 to 7, and practice doesn't start until 6, so the kid has an hour to play before the team gets out there. And, if you sit near the fence to watch, you can look over your shoulder at the Play 60 field (which is fenced, which helps keep the kids corralled).
Um maybe I'm missin something. Is there really just one practice a day normally in the evenings?

My little man has been beggin for a Cam autograph and pic. I'm starting to think we should have done the SP mall thing.

Um maybe I'm missin something. Is there really just one practice a day normally in the evenings?

My little man has been beggin for a Cam autograph and pic. I'm starting to think we should have done the SP mall thing.


that is correct
Cat you are better off trying to get it at TC or on the practice fields in Charlotte during the day rather than paying $150 or whatever it was for his freakin autograph

Make sure your kid has something to do. Most of the kids get bored when they realize the Panthers are playing against the Panthers. They just run around in packs and throw footballs in the grass.


Me and the kid are why we are going. Neither one of us will get bored, guaranteed The wife is the one who will get bored.
She was dreading it until I told her that Zod would be looking for women to take pictures of. Being the vain creature she is and realizing the potential attention, she now wants a new Panthers T-shirt to wear tomorrow.
My plan is to point at multiple random guys with cameras and tell her, "I think that may be that Zod guy" and let her run along and leave me and junior to the good stuff. It will keep her occupied.
Do guys sign autographs the first practice of camp?
I can't remember do they allow backpacks?

Do guys sign autographs the first practice of camp?


they will usually.......as long as you get something in front of them w/ a "sharpie"

I can't remember do they allow backpacks?



That's a good question. Anyone know the answer............?
They have never stopped me from bringing a backpack.
What time is practice today?
6:30

6:30


Thanks, I'm looking forward to your updates and jealous I live a thousand miles away. I might even try to convince my girlfriend to go to the Patriots camp with me today. I just need a taste of football.
So is this the go-to thread for camp updates or what?
Nic Harris, Brad Nortman, JJ Jansen and Mare on the field warming up.

I can't remember do they allow backpacks?


Yes, I take one every year.

If things work out I'll be there Monday for the first padded practice, want to see the LB's thumping people.

Yes, I take one every year.

If things work out I'll be there Monday for the first padded practice, want to see the LB's thumping people.


They gave out backpacks tonight so yeah you can wear them haha.
What time is practice today? 6:30 again?

What time is practice today? 6:30 again?


I think 6 EST.
Can anybody recommend a cost friendly hotel not too far from the practice area?
#1 -- DO NOT stay in the Sunshine Inn, which is the closest (within walking distance) motel.

Within a 5-7 minute drive, there are:

Courtyard by Marriott
Fairfield Inn
Comfort Inn & Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express

See http://www.wofford.e...ttractions.aspx or www.visitspartanburg.com

Can anybody recommend a cost friendly hotel not too far from the practice area?


Floppin can probably help you out with that one ;)

We take in beer and bags, chairs, umbrellas..they don't really give a crap.if you act civilized

Damn I can wait until I get to go
WHat day you going boo?