Washington Commanders Training Camp returns with 12 free, open practice days

For the second consecutive year, the Washington Commanders is conducting Training Camp at the team’s football operations headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia. The team is holding 12 open practices for fans starting this Thursday, July 27, through Saturday, Aug. 19. Longtime cornerstone partners FedEx and Pepsi are presenting the 2023 Training Camp.

Commanders Training Camp Open Practice Days

  • Thursday, July 27
  • Friday, July 28
  • Saturday, July 29 – NFL Back Together Saturday
  • Tuesday, Aug. 1
  • Wednesday, Aug. 2
  • Thursday, Aug. 3
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8 – Washington Salute Military Appreciation Day
  • Wednesday, Aug. 9 – Kids Day
  • Sunday, Aug. 13
  • Monday, Aug. 14
  • Friday, Aug. 18
  • Saturday, Aug. 19

All open practice days start at 9 a.m.; tickets are free and available online.

Commanders Training Camp will have a new look this season with a 2,000-seat bleacher viewing area constructed on the practice fields to accommodate fans from across the region. Fans also are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs to set up adjacent to the practice fields as in years past.

Special events at Ashburn include the NFL’s annual “Back Together Saturday” training camp celebration on Saturday, July 29, the Commanders’ annual “Military Appreciation Day” on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and “Kids Day” on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

On “Back Together Saturday” there will be a series of activations suitable for families, including a Commanders Kids Zone, Washington Legends meet and greets, a live DJ, and performances by Command Force and the Marching Band Drumline. Fans who attend “Back Together Saturday” will receive a Commanders Fan Pack that contains sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm, a fan, and an autograph booklet for signatures.

Washington Salute, the Official Military Appreciation Club of the Washington Commanders, will host a few hundred local military members for a practice experience with players and coaches and a special recognition for service to our nation on “Military Appreciation Day.”

For “Kids Day,” The Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation will host approximately 300 kids from DC, Maryland, and Virginia Public Schools, including complimentary lunch, a special giveaway, and activities provided by NFL Play60 and Commanders Read.

While at Training Camp, fans can purchase a variety of Commanders merchandise, including NFL-licensed apparel, official NFL Training Camp gear, mini footballs, helmets, and other fan-favorite retail items.

Free parking for Training Camp is available at Dulles Town Center, and a shuttle bus will run every ten minutes starting at 7:30 a.m. for the duration of Training Camp. Additional information on parking will be shared with all ticketed guests. There will not be any onsite parking at the OrthoVirginia Training Center at Commanders Park.

Additionally, this summer, the Commanders will head to Baltimore on Tuesday, Aug. 15, and Wednesday, Aug.16, for two days of joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens. If interested in attending the joint practices, visit baltimoreravens.com for more information.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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