Atlanta Falcons’ Training Camp is less than a week away, folks! You can you believe it? If you plan on attending Falcons camp, there are definitely some thing you should know. Can you bring camera’s? Yes, but they are extremely stingy about zoom lenses. Throw your zoom lens on to begin with and hopefully they will OK you. Can you shoot video? No. So just don’t even try it.
Other than that, the rules are pretty straight forward. The food is extremely cheap. Everything is a dollar for the most part. Hamburgers, hot dogs, Gatorade’s. So don’t worry about eating before you get there. Here are five more tips you should think about to make your experience as good as possible.
5) Visit all of the on-site attractions
Every year the Atlanta Falcons’ partnered companies such as 92.9 The Game and several others have special giveaways. They range from sunglasses to autographed Falcons’ gear so make sure you stop by each tent and put your name down for as many things as possible.
4) Wear cool clothing
Starting last season under Dan Quinn, Training Camp has been held in the morning instead of the afternoon. This is very smart due to the extreme temperatures that scorch Georgia every summer but it’s still fairly hot. Make sure you are prepared to sit out in the sun for 2-3 hours. Bring an umbrella, wear a hat and wear cool clothing to make sure you don’t melt away.
3) Bring things to get autographed
Not every team in the NFL has autograph sessions after each Training Camp practice like the Falcons have so take advantage of it. The Falcons allow you to bring anything you want to get signed. You can bring a full size replica helmet if you wanted to. Bring pictures, jersey’s, footballs, posters, you name it. There will also be a tent where you can buy things as well. A white panel Falcons football will run you a very respective $25 dollars.
2) Bring a fold up chair
Bring a fold up chair only if you arrive early. The first people to arrive will get a front row view and if you do, you can set up a chair right up against the barrier. If you arrive late, you might not have a spot to put your chair due to the large hill that is at camp. There’s absolutely no better set up than to have a front row seat with a chair to sit in.
1) Arrive as soon as the gates open
Gates will open well before practice starts so take full advantage of that!! I cannot stress this enough. Traffic isn’t very bad, but if you arrive right as practice is starting, you will have to park very far away. You might get lucky and get a ride over in a golf cart, but the walk back to you car could be upwards of a mile. If you arrive when the gates open, you will get a much closer parking spot which is always a plus.
If you would like any other tips for Training Camp, please leave a comment. I’m a Falcons’ Training Camp expert!