Ok, Raiders fans, if you weren't a season ticket holder, missed out on attending a day at the Raiders training camp in Napa (or just want to see them again), or live in Southern California, here's your chance to see the team in practice. They head Oxnard today to begin scrimmages with the Cowboys.
The scrimmages will be full pads with no tackling to the ground. All Cowboys practices are open to the public free of charge. Parking is $10. If you are staying at an Oxnard hotel, parking is supposed to be free.
Here are the dates, times, and info on the scrimmages:
Tuesday August 12, 3:45pm-5:45pm
Access to the seating area at noon, parking lots open at 11am
Wednesday August 13 10:30am-12:35pm
Access to the seating area starts at 8 am, parking lots open at 7am
Marriott Residence Inn at River Ridge
2101 W. Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard CA, 93036
Capacity is limited so arrive early to ensure you get a spot.
Tailgating on site is not allowed.
There are concession and merchandise stands on site.
This is the first time since 2009, the Raiders are scrimmaging against another team in camp. They head to Oxnard to face the Cowboys for a couple days in the hopes of better preparing for the regular season and finding their best players in the process.
"I think getting a lot of great competition," said Dennis Allen of the scrimmage. "Getting a chance to see some different looks, from a different team, go up against different personnel. I think anytime at this point in training camp, anything you can do to change up the schedule a little bit to get the guys a little bit of energy, I think is a positive. I'm looking for our guys to go down there and compete for two days against a good football team."
"Yeah, [Cowboys Head Coach] Jason [Garrett] and I got together and talked about the situations that we want to work and the coordinators are in the process of scripting those things out right now, so it'll be a lot of situational work that we'll do down there."
Hope to see you there.