Illini football starts training camp Aug. 4 on campus

Fans will be able to attend practice for free through Aug. 20

Lovie Smith took Illinois training camp away from Rantoul, but the first-year Illini coach is leaving it open for fans.

Illinois will start its first fall training camp under Smith on Aug. 4 on campus. Portions of eighteen of the previous 19 camps had been held at the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, but Smith decided in April that the team will keep the camp on campus for the betterment of the players and staff due to better accommodations and resources.

Smith will however keep practices open to the public through Aug. 20. Most of the practices will take place on the practice fields to the east of Memorial Stadium. Parking will be available in the northeast lot of the State Farm Center.

Illinois will announce more details of fan events at practice at a later date. 

2016 Fighting Illini Football Training Camp Schedule (as of July 19*)
Date Practice Time Location
Thu., Aug. 4 Practice 1 11 am-1 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Fri., Aug. 5 Practice 2 2:30-5:30 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Sat., Aug. 6 Practice 3 2:30-5:30 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Sun., Aug. 7 Practice 4 2:30-5:30 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Mon., Aug. 8 Practice 5 11 am-1 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Tue., Aug. 9 Practice 6 11 am-1 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Wed., Aug. 10 Practice 7 2:30-5:30 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Thu., Aug. 11 Practice 8 2:30-5 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Fri., Aug. 12 Practice 9 11 am-1 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Sat., Aug. 13 Practice 10 7-9 pm Memorial Stadium (Inside Stadium)
Sun., Aug. 14 No Practice (Media Day)
Mon., Aug. 15 Practice 11 2:30-5 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Tue., Aug. 16 Practice 12 11 am-1 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Wed., Aug. 17 Practice 13 2:30-5:30 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Thu., Aug. 18 Practice 14 11 am-1 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Fri., Aug. 19 Practice 15 11 am-1 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)
Sat., Aug. 20 Practice 16 2:30-5:30 pm Memorial Stadium (East Practice Fields)

* Practice times and location subject to change. Check Fightingillini.com and@IlliniFootball on Twitter for the latest schedule updates throughout Training Camp


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