· When's Camp:
Everyone knows that last year was a little different thanks to the offseason labor dispute, but thankfully this year the practices and scrimmages are set to start right on schedule. The Saints are getting ready to start doing their thing on July 24, and the official practices will begin a couple days later on July 26. After that the drills will run through August 16. It looks like they’ll be doing their thing later in the day with a lot of 4pm practices, as that should help cut down on the heat and humidity.
· Where's Camp:
Pretty much each and every training camp session is set to take place at the team’s headquarters in Metairie, Louisiana. However, they will also take the training camp schedule on the road at the beginning of August, as they’re set to travel up to Massachusetts for a preseason game against the New England Patriots. They’ll practice with the Patriots for a couple of days on August 7 and 8, and then will play the Patriots in a preseason game at Gillette Stadium.
· What's it Cost:
Just like in years past, the practices are open free of charge to all fans on a first-come first-served basis. That means you better get there early, as we’re certain that there will be plenty of fans looking for the best spot to check out the action and maybe just score an autograph. There are some bleacher seating options available, and you’re also welcome to stand along the fence. Thankfully even the parking should be free.
· What Else: [Photo: JaseMan]
As of now there hasn’t been an announcement regarding an official fan day or other related events during the preseason schedule. It’s pretty unique that they’ll be practicing with—and against—the Patriots so that’s kind of neat. We’d just keep our eyes on the contract situation with Drew Brees, because if he’s not in camp it might not be as appealing to attend.