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Public practices to kick off Chargers training camp

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Chargers will open training camp for the 2014 season July 24 at Chargers Park, with the first of 10 practices open to the general public, the team announced Tuesday.

The gates at Chargers Park at 4020 Murphy Canyon Road will open at 8:20 a.m. The practice will be conducted from 9:20-11:30 a.m.

During the week, parking is available only on Murphy Canyon Road. For weekend practices, fans will be allowed to park on Murphy Canyon Road as well as in the Kearny Mesa Business Center, located just south of Chargers Park.

Parking and admission to all training camp practices at Chargers Park are free.

Bleacher seating will be available. Fans are welcome to bring folding chairs to sit on the pavement surrounding the practice fields. Fans can bring their own food, water and soft drinks. However, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Chargers Park at any time.

Hot and cold food, snacks, bottled water and soft drinks will be available for purchase. The Chargers Team Store will have a mobile location selling the latest team merchandise and apparel will be available.

The Charger Girls will make special appearances during training camp practices.

Fans may bring personal cameras, but video cameras and telephoto lenses longer than six inches -- detachable or non-detachable) are not allowed.

Other items not permitted at Chargers Park during training camp include pets (other than service dogs), weapons, chains, stun guns, mace and pepper spray, water guns, fireworks, Frisbees, sports balls, beach balls or other inflatable objects, laser pointers, flammable objects, musical instruments or noise making devices.

The Chargers will have eight other practices at Chargers Park open to the general public

-- July 25 (2:50-5 p.m.);

-- July 26 (9:20-11:30 a.m.);

-- July 27 (2:50-5 p.m.);

-- July 31 (9:20-11:30 a.m.);

-- Aug. 4 (2:50-5 p.m.);

-- Aug. 9 (9:20-11:30 a.m.);

-- Aug. 11 (2:50-5 p.m.); and

-- Aug. 12 (9:20-11:30 a.m.).

The Chargers will hold their annual FanFest at Qualcomm Stadium Aug. 2. Practices July 30 and Aug. 1 at Chargers Park are open to season ticket holders only.

Gates to Chargers Park will open one hour before the start of each practice.

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