Take Your Little Football Fans to FREE Giants and Jets Training Camps
Hang out with your favorite team, get an autograph or score a photo with a football star.
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Prepare to blow your mini football fans’ minds: The New York Giants and Jets Training Camps are about to get underway and you can bring the kids to watch! Both football teams offer free practices for the public—which include activities and autographs for kids. Training camp is a chance for your family to meet NFL players, win cool prizes and play awesome games.
GIANTS TRAINING CAMP
The New York Giants will hold 9 practice sessions at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford this summer. Practices will be held for approximately two weeks, beginning on Thursday, July 26 at 2:45 pm and ending on Tuesday, August 7 at 10:30 am.
There is no admission or parking charge, and covered seating is provided to fans in the form of sideline bleachers. (Seating is limited!) Restrooms and concessions stands are nearby, as well as the Big Blue Kids’ Zone, which features games, face painting and inflatables for pint-sized fans. The first 200 kids to visit the Kids’ Zone will receive a special gift.
After each practice, a rotating group of Giants players will sign autographs for the first 400 fans (12 years and younger) who have signed up and received a wristband. Parents must sign their child up upon arrival. In addition, a select group of Giants legends will sign autographs during practice for fans of all ages. For more information and a schedule of practices go to giants.com.
JETS TRAINING CAMP
The New York Jets will hold 12 training camp sessions at various locations, including Rutgers University and MetLife Stadium, from July 26 - August 22. Admission and parking are free, but tickets are required. Parents and kids can check out the family-friendly Jets Fest which features inflatables, obstacle courses, rides and other activities (and food is available for purchase).
The Jets also hold The Green & White Practice/Scrimmage at Rutgers University, which will be on Saturday, August 4 this year. The entire family can check out the 2018 Jets lineup, and don’t forget to bring your favorite memorabilia! Jets legends will be in attendance to sign your kids’ footballs and other merchandise. The gates will open at 6:00 pm and the scrimmage will begin at 7:30 pm. Fireworks will take place at the conclusion of practice. Tickets are required. For more information on the event, check out newyorkjets.com.