Guide to Bills training camp at St. John Fisher University

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Week two of Buffalo Bills training camp at St. John Fisher University kicked off on Monday. It was the first practice with full pads.

Bills players — from all-star quarterback Josh Allen to Damar Hamlin who has promoted getting CPR certified after surviving a cardiac arrest — are performing drills to prepare for the upcoming NFL season. You can see News10NBC’s latest stories on the camp here.

The 11 days of practice began on July 26 and ends on August 10. It features a practice game at Highmark Stadium. There won’t be practices on Saturdays and the practice on Monday, Aug. 7, is closed to the public. Tickets sold out within minutes of becoming available.

St. John Fisher began hosting Bills training camp in 2000. Local business owners say they’re excited for the economic boost that the camp typically brings.

There is no parking at the Fisher campus. Fans can take a shuttle bus for $1 from the parking lots at Pittsford Mendon High School at 472 Mendon Road or Pittsford Sutherland High School at 55 Sutherland Street. Bills merchandise will be available to buy at the training camp.

You can bring clear bags smaller than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ along with single serve, unopened food containers carried in the appropriate sized bag. You can also bring factory sealed water bottles, strollers, and umbrellas.

Prohibited items include alcoholic beverages, coolers, thermoses, jugs or other empty liquid containers, cameras with lenses longer than six inches, drones, video cameras or recording devices. Bags larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ will not be permitted. 

Here is your guide to some of the most important practices:

August 4 – Return of Blue/Red game

Rochester gets to steal the show for most of training camp, but Highmark Stadium is the site for the ‘Return of Blue/Red’ game. It’s the closest chance fans will get at watching a game during Buffalo Bills training camp, as the players put on a bit of a game and a bit of a show all in one.

August 10 – Final practice

This might be bittersweet for some, but it’s just plain SWEET for most of Bills Mafia. The final day of training camp means the next step toward reaching the regular season. This year’s date falls just two days before the Bills first preseason game, a home clash against the Indianapolis Colts on August 12 at 1 p.m.

Practice start times

Here are the start times for all the practices:

  • Wednesday, July 26 at 9:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 27 at 9:45 a.m.
  • Friday, July 28 at 9:45 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 30 at 9:45 a.m.
  • Monday, July 31 at 9:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 9:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 3 at 9:45 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 4 at Highmark Stadium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 6 at 11:45 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug 7, closed to the public
  • Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 9:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 10 at 9:45 a.m.