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Bengals release 2018 training camp schedule open to the public

Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was among the players who signed autographs after a 2017 training camp practice (WKRC/Richard Skinner).

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Bengals announced on Monday that this year's training camp will begin on Thursday, July 26.

There will be 13 practices open to the public, including an evening practice on Friday, Aug. 3 and Family Day on Saturday, Aug. 4. All practices are free and offer fans the opportunity to obtain player autographs after practice.

This is the seventh year Bengals Training Camp will take place in Cincinnati. Training Camp opens two weeks before the Bengals’ first preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Thursday, Aug. 9. The Bengals wrap up the preseason at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Aug. 30. The season officially kicks off on the road against the Colts on Sunday, Sept. 9, followed by the Bengals home opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 13.

The Family Day practice on Saturday, Aug. 4 takes place inside Paul Brown Stadium and features child-friendly activities, including inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, pictures with team mascot Who Dey and an NFL Play 60 Activity Zone. This intrasquad scrimmage serves as a warmup for the team’s first preseason game.

Other than Family Day, the Bengals practice on the grass fields just west of Paul Brown Stadium. The entrance is located on the corner of Central Avenue and Pete Rose Way. The grass fields have bleacher seating for 1250 fans right next to the fields, plus additional standing room along the sidelines.

Fans can bring small soft-sided coolers, unopened bottles of water and food into all practices. Concessions and Bengals merchandise will be available to purchase, with a larger selection of items available nearby at the Bengals Pro Shop.

Parking for all practices is available in adjacent lots at established prices.

The team is holding its mandatory mini-camp June 12-14, but that is not open to the public

TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

Duration of each practice is estimated at one hour and 45 minutes, but subject to adjustment by the coaching staff. All practices will take place on the practice fields just west of Paul Brown Stadium, unless otherwise noted. All times listed are Eastern.

Times are subject to change, so fans are advised to check Bengals.com/camp on the days of practices for the latest times and for other important information.

NOTE: On dates not included below, there is no public access.

THURSDAY, JULY 26

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.


FRIDAY, JULY 27

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.


SATURDAY, JULY 28

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.


SUNDAY, JULY 29

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.


MONDAY, JULY 30

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.


THURSDAY, AUG. 2

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.


FRIDAY, AUG. 3

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 6 p.m.


SATURDAY, AUG. 4 (FAMILY DAY AT PAUL BROWN STADIUM)

  • Gates open at noon
  • Practice begins at 1 p.m.


MONDAY, AUG. 6

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.


TUESDAY, AUG. 7

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.


FRIDAY, AUG. 10

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.


SATURDAY, AUG. 11

  • Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Practice begins at 3 p.m.
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