After spending over a decade at the University at Albany, while hosting the New York Giants summer training camp, I fully realized the importance of the fan connection during time this crucial practice time. NFL training camps are often very inexpensive, if not free, to attend for most teams. Fans wait for hours in sometimes brutal heat to meet their favorite players and 99.9% of the time, the fan favorites deliver for their faithful fanatics, spending hours taking pictures and signing autographs throughout camp. That bond goes a long way for players and NFL organizations.
If you have never been, training camp is a blast, whether it's the Bills, Giants, Jets or Patriots. Players are more relaxed and some stay for hours signing autographs and you get to see the way professional players practice. These guys work hard and it is fun to watch. The Bills will have two more open practices at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo. Tickets are free but are limited. Go to buffalobills.com/training-camp/ to reserve tickets.