Unlike years before, the Oakland Raiders have permitted the Raider Nation to come watch the Raiders team prepare for the upcoming 2012-2013 NFL season.
The Raiders had previously allowed select invitees to come watch training camp practices at Redwood Middle School in Napa, Calif. but now are allowing any fan to pick up a ticket at Raider Image stores to attend one of three practices available to the public: Aug. 3 (Friday), Aug. 4 (Saturday), and Aug. 5 (Sunday).
The open practices give Raider fans the opportunity to see the new Raiders on the squad as well as observe an NFL practice firsthand.
The tickets become available at Raider Image stores on Friday at 10:00 a.m. and are free to the fans and no purchase is necessary at the Raider Image store. Each fan that comes in can get two tickets to one of the practices. Fans must have a ticket to attend practice.
The change in policy is just another sign of a new era with new general manager Reggie McKenzie coming to the Raiders following the death of iconic owner Al Davis.