Bengals training camp kicks off with chance to watch team for free

Training camp lasts July 29-Aug. 11
Posted at 5:38 AM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 05:40:34-04

CINCINNATI -- It may be hard to believe, but football season is knocking at our door. 

Training camp is kicking off for the Bengals with their first practice open to the public at 3 p.m. Friday. Watching practice is free and offers access to the team not available during the regular season. Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Open practices will be held on the practice fields west of Paul Brown Stadium nearly every day until Aug. 11, including two joint practice sessions with the Minnesota Vikings. Aug. 6 will feature "Family Day" practice events with special children's events inside the stadium. See the full schedule here.

If you'd rather pay to see the Bengals play, tickets to five of their seven home games go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Visit the website here or call the Bengals Ticket Hotline at (866) 621-8383.