New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore works during drills at minicamp in Metairie, La. Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Advocate staff photo by MAX BECHERER

The Saints are going to back to work.

The team announced earlier this month that training camp is set to open for all players on July 26, with the first practice taking place the next day. The first practice that will be open to the public is on July 29, which will also be the first session conducted in pads.

Practices, which will take place at the team’s facility on Airline Drive in Metairie, are free to attend, however tickets are required for entry and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting the Saints ticket office.

Season ticket holders will have early access to tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Those on the wait list for season tickets will have access to the tickets beginning the next day. The remaining tickets will be made to the public Friday. Tickets for joint practices against the Houston Texans will not be made available until a later date.

The practices from July 29-July 31, Aug. 2, Aug. 5-7, Aug. 12-14, Aug. 17-18, and a joint practice against the Houston Texans on Aug. 24 are the only sessions open to the public.

The Saints are also scheduled to practice against the Los Angeles Chargers on Aug. 17-18 in California, though it has not been determined if those sessions will be made open.

The team is scheduled to break camp after the third preseason game against the Texans.

The Saints are returning to Metairie for training camp after holding the first few weeks of camp in West Virginia the past three seasons. New Orleans finished 7-9 in each of those years.

The team opens its preseason schedule in Cleveland against the Browns on Aug. 10, and plays the Chargers on the road on Aug. 20. The Saints will then host the Texans on Aug. 26 and finish the preseason at home against the Ravens on Aug. 31.

Schedule

July 26 – Reporting day. Not open to the public

July 27 – 8:50-11:40 a.m. Closed to the public

July 28 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Closed to the public

July 29 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to the public

July 30 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to the public

July 31 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to the public

Aug. 1 – Off

Aug. 2 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to the public.

Aug. 3 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Closed to the public

Aug. 4 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Closed to the public

Aug. 5 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to the public

Aug. 6 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to the public

Aug. 7 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to the public

Aug. 8 – Off

Aug. 9 – Off

Aug. 10 – at Browns

Aug. 11 – 4-5:30 p.m. Closed to the public

Aug. 12 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to the public

Aug. 13 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to the public

Aug. 14- 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to the public

Aug. 15 – Off

Aug. 16 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Closed to the public

Aug. 17 – Joint practices with Chargers. TBD

Aug. 18 – Joint practices with Chargers. TBD

Aug. 19 – Walkthrough. Closed to the public.

Aug. 20 – at Chargers

Aug. 21 – Off

Aug. 22 – Off

Aug. 23 - 8:50-11:40 a.m. Closed to the public

Aug. 24 – Joint practice with Texans. TBD. Open to the public.

Aug. 25 – Walkthrough. Closed.

Aug. 26 – vs. Texans

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