Training camp is one of the favorite times of the offseason because it’s a chance for fans to see their team’s new players in full contact practice. That holds true for the New York Giants, especially this offseason when the team has a number of new free agents and a new look on offense specifically. However, there will only be one practice where fans have a chance to see for themselves directly.
The last couple offseasons have been different than normal due to the effects of COVID-19, and this is just another byproduct of that. While training camp practices are traditionally public, the Giants have instead opted to have only one open practice but to make it a larger event than usual.
The team announced on Monday that a Giants Fan Fest is scheduled for August 11, where there will be other activities than just the practice such as autographs from former players and a fireworks show following the evening’s practice.
Rather than a smaller training field, the event is being held at MetLife Stadium itself and will celebrate fans being welcomed back to the stadium following its closure due to COVID-19 in 2020.
The Giants are set to open up their training camp on July 27, and it will precede a preseason that’s been shortened by one game to account for the longer schedule that the league is moving to.
Considering the Giants also have joint practices with two other teams scheduled for the preseason, it seems like the months of July and August are going to be especially busy as the team returns to practicing full speed.