When the New Orleans Saints begin the process of preparing intensely to defend their first NFL championship, fans will be able to take in more than 20 of the team’s practice sessions in Louisiana.
The team’s official training-camp schedule lists sessions open to the public on July 30 (two), July 31 (two), August 1, August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6, August 14, August 15, August 16, August 17, August 18 (with the Texans), August 19 (with the Texans), August 23, August 24, August 25, August 29, and August 30.
That’s 21 open sessions in all, not including any of the joint practices with the Patriots in Foxborough that may be open to any brave Saints fans in the Boston area.
The full schedule reveals two practices with the Patriots on August 10 and two on August 11 in advance of a preseason game on Thursday, August 12. The training-camp calendar doesn’t specify the date or the time of the team’s visit to the White House, which is expected in conjunction with the trip to New England.