GO TO THIS: Don’t wait for fall to get your football on. The Miami Dolphins Training Camp is free and open to the public this summer.
What better way to root for the home team than to get an up-close-and-personal look at the players before the season starts? Current rosters are handed out at every practice so you’ll know which player wears what number and any changes that were made during the off-season.
Special street festival days on July 27 and 28 will feature autographs from cheerleaders and Dolphins alumni, face painting, and food trucks.
WHY TO TRY IT: The South Florida heat would normally mean a hard pass on outdoor activities — even if they’re at 9:30 a.m. Luckily, the Miami Dolphins personnel felt those sweats too and have made some adjustments. Like shade.
This year fans can expect a canopy over the seated area while they watch players get ready for the season without melting in the hot sun. The players, though, don’t have a canopy over the field. Now that’s really taking one for the team.
MOST SURPRISING FACT: South Florida weather is often unpredictable. If there’s rain, the practice moves inside and is no longer open to the public. Luckily, there’s no fee to attend the camp so you aren’t losing out on any money if you don’t go.
All training camps institute the NFL Game Day Bag Policy, which means backpacks and certain bags aren’t allowed inside. Food, alcohol, umbrellas, noise makers, certain electronic devices and weapons are prohibited.
HOW TO TRY IT: Attendees can RSVP to a training camp day of their choice, with select dates from July 25 to Aug. 6, all with morning slots. Dates and times are subject to change.
All training camp practices are at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University located at 7500 SW 30th Street in Davie. Public parking is $1 per hour, located inside the NSU library parking garage.