Chargers To Conduct First Training Camp Practice of 2018

COSTA MESA (CNS) - The Los Angeles Chargers will conduct their first training camp practice of 2018 today at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, their initial step in trying to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

 The practice will be conducted from 10 a.m.-noon. Parking is available for $10 at the OC Fair and Events Center off Arlington Drive. Parking is valid for the entire day should fans wish to attend the OC Fair after practice.

 There will be a dedicated location for rideshare service drop-off and pick-up adjacent to the sports complex.

 The practice is the first of 13 open to the public, along with an intrasquad scrimmage which will be held Aug. 4 at a site to be announced. Admission to all the open practices and scrimmage are free.

 Joint practices with the New Orleans Saints Aug. 22-23 to conclude training camp will also be among the ones open to the public.

 There will be additional standing room space in front of the bleachers from 2017 along with an expanded interactive fan zone.

 Throughout training camp fans will be able to greet players in the ``Hi-Five Zone” prior to practice, receive autographs from players after practice and meet the Charger Girls dancers and former players.

 A drawing will be held daily for a select item of Chargers memorabilia. Fans can also enter a drawing that will be conducted on the final day of training camp for a pair of 2018 Chargers season tickets.

 Training camp attractions include interactive games, face painting and special photo opportunities.

 The Chargers will hold a series of themed days during training camp including Youth Football Day (Aug. 2), Special Olympics Day (Aug. 6), Salute to Military Day (Aug. 13), First Responders Day (Aug. 15) and NFL Flag Football Day (Aug. 20).

 The themed days will include reserved seating for those groups in attendance and special Fan Zone activities.

 More information on the themed days is available at

 All 13 practices open to the public will run from 10 a.m.-noon. The practices will be conducted July 28-30, Aug. 2-3, 6, 9, 13, 15-16, 20 and 22- 23.

 The Chargers were 9-7 in 2017 after an 0-4 start. They had the same record as Tennessee, but the Titans received a wild card playoff berth because they had the tiebreaker advantage.

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