Here’s what you need to know about Panthers training camp, Fan Fest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers fans will be able to watch the team practice at training camp this summer, the organization announced. In addition to open practices in Spartanburg, the Panthers will host its annual Fan Fest in Charlotte as well.

The team is scheduled to hold 14 practices at Wofford College that are free and open to the public beginning July 28.

While the team’s first practice of training camp has traditionally been held at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium, this year the first practice at the stadium is scheduled for July 31 as part of the NFL’s Training Camp: Back Together Saturday celebrating the return of fans and football. It will also include on-field performances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and Black & Blue Crew, plus activities including face painting, food trucks and interactive games.

On Aug. 18-19, the Panthers will welcome the Baltimore Ravens for two joint practices leading up to a preseason contest between the teams at Bank of America Stadium on Aug. 21. Times for those joint practices will be released later.

The practices with the Ravens will mark the second set of joint practices in 2021 for the Panthers as the team is scheduled to hold practices with the Indianapolis Colts in Westfield, Ind. on Aug. 12-13 in advance of their preseason game on Aug. 15.

Know before you go

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and face coverings will not be required to attend training camp. Fans who wish to attend practice are required to register through the Training Camp Central page and accept the event terms and conditions, including the Fan Health Promise. Click here for more information on these guidelines.

Due to NFL-NFLPA protocols, social distancing between fans and players will be required, and in-person autographs will not be available. However, fans will be able to enter a free giveaway for autographed items at each practice. Entry will be available through the Panthers app.

The Panthers will return to Charlotte on Aug. 6 for the team’s annual Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium.

Tickets to Fan Fest are $5 and go on sale beginning July 20 at 10 a.m. on Panthers.com and Ticketmaster.

At Fan Fest, fans can see the Panthers practice on the stadium field and enjoy performances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and the Black & Blue Crew before the night culminates with a spectacular fireworks and laser show. Panthers’ partner Morris-Jenkins will provide a DJ for the evening’s festivities and Daimler Trucks North America will provide fans with LED glow sticks.

FAN FEST SCHEDULE

  • 5:30 - Gates open
  • 6 p.m. - On-field entertainment begins
  • 7 p.m. - Practice begins
  • 9:15 p.m. - Fireworks/laser show begins

Tickets to Fan Fest will be limited to six per account and will be mobile delivery only. Mobile ticketing can be accessed through the Panthers mobile app, through Ticketmaster.com or the Ticketmaster mobile app. There are limited group ticket options available. Those interested in group tickets should contact the Bank of America Stadium ticket office at 704-358-7800.

Ticket proceeds from Fan Fest benefit Carolina Panthers Charities and its on-going mission to serve communities across the Carolinas.

Proof of vaccination and face coverings are not required to attend Fan Fest. Upon purchasing tickets, fans are required to accept the event terms and conditions, including the Fan Health Promise.

The NFL Clear Bag Policy will be in place at Fan Fest. Transparent, plastic, vinyl or PVC bags smaller than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ will be allowed after inspection. Additional standard stadium policies are in effect.

OPEN TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE DATES AND TIMES:

  • July 28 – 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • July 29 – 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • July 30 – 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • July 31 – 7-9 p.m. (Gibbs Stadium)
  • Aug. 2 – 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Aug. 3 – 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Aug. 4 – 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Aug. 5 – 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Aug. 6 – 7-9 p.m. (Fan Fest presented by Daimler at Bank of America Stadium)
  • Aug. 8 – 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Aug. 9 – 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Aug. 10 – 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Aug. 17 – 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Aug. 18 – TBD (joint practice with Baltimore)
  • Aug. 19 – TBD (joint practice with Baltimore

All practices will take place on Wofford fields unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change because of weather conditions. If practice is moved indoors it will be closed to the general public. The club will notify fans via social media channels as soon as a decision is made.

For more information on Panthers training camp, click here.

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