CINCINNATI -- Football season is just around the corner and that means it is time for the Cincinnati Bengals to get back in shape.
The team will kick off its training camp Thursday and fans can get a front seat to all the action .
For the third straight year the Bengals will hold their training camp at home.
The camp will have bleacher seats for more than 1,200 fans to watch and there is plenty of room along the sidelines.
The event is free and will give fans plenty of opportunities for autographs. At the end of every practice players will be available for 15 minutes.
The gates at Paul Brown Stadium open at 2:30 p.m. and practice will start at 3 p.m.
Fans are allowed to bring small, soft-sided coolers, unopened bottles of water and a football into all practices.
Most of the practices will be held on the practice fields just west of the stadium but there will be two “Family Day” events inside PBS on Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. Those events will feature special attractions for the kids.
For a complete schedule of practices and more, click here for the Bengals website .