Chargers begin training camp Thursday with practice open to public
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - The Chargers open the doors at Chargers Park to fans Thursday morning for what could potentially be their last training camp as San Diego's NFL team.
Thursday was the first of 10 practices open to the public. The gates at Chargers Park, 4020 Murphy Canyon Road, were opened at 8:20 a.m. and the practice will be conducted from 9:20 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Parking is only available on Murphy Canyon Road during the week, but on the weekend fans will be allowed to park on Murphy Canyon Road as well as in the Kearny Mesa Business Center, located just south of Chargers Park. Parking and admission to all training camp practices at Chargers Park are free.
Fans are welcome to bring folding chairs to sit on the pavement surrounding the practice fields, but bleacher seating is also available. Fans may bring food, water and soft drinks, however, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited at Chargers Park at all times.
Hot and cold food, snacks, bottled water and soft drinks will be available for purchase. The Chargers Team Store will have a mobile location selling the latest team merchandise and apparel.
The Charger Girls will make special appearances during training camp practices.
The Chargers will hold their annual FanFest at Qualcomm Stadium Aug. 8, when the team will practice from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Chargers will have eight other practices at Chargers Park open to the general public: - Friday, 2:50 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Saturday, 9:20 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. - Sunday, 2:50 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Wednesday 2:50 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Aug. 10, 2:50 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Aug. 15, 9:20 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. - Aug. 17, 2:50 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. - Aug. 18, 9:20 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
The gates at Chargers Park will open one hour before the start of each practice.
Video cameras are not allowed. Fans may bring personal cameras, but telephoto lenses longer than six inches, detachable or non-detachable, are not allowed.
Other items not permitted at Chargers Park during training camp include: - Pets (other than service dogs) - Weapons - Chains - Stun guns - Mace and pepper spray - Water guns - Fireworks - Frisbees, sports balls, beach balls or other inflatable objects - Laser pointers - Flammable objects - Musical instruments - Noise-making devices