Wide receiver John Ross signs autographs during the first day of Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp Friday, July 28 at the practice fields beside Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Bengals announce 2018 training camp schedule

The Cincinnati Bengals will hold their first training camp practice Thursday, July 26, the team announced today.

The 2018 training camp schedule features 13 practices open to the public, including the annual Family Day inside Paul Brown Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.

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The majority of the practices will be held on the practice fields adjacent to PBS and will begin at 3 p.m., with gates opening at 2:30.

Practices are expected to last one hour and 45 minutes, and players will sign autographs after each session.

All practices are free, and fans can bring small soft-sided coolers, unopened bottles of water and food into all practices. Concessions and Bengals merchandise will be available to purchase.

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The first 53 fans who show a Fifth Third Bank Bengals Debit Card upon entry to the grass fields each session will be upgraded to the Fifth Third Reserved Bleacher Seats and take home a seat cushion.

Parking for all practices is available in adjacent lots at established prices.

Here is the complete schedule for public practices:

THURSDAY, JULY 26

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

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FRIDAY, JULY 27

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

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MONDAY, JULY 30

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 2

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 3

— Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUG. 4 (FAMILY DAY AT PAUL BROWN STADIUM)

— Gates open at noon

— Practice begins at 1 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 6

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUG. 10

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUG. 11

— Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

— Practice begins at 3 p.m.

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