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Storm Training Camp Kicks Off Thursday, March 10

Monday February 22, 2016

Storm Training Camp to be held Skyway Park

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm opens training camp on Thursday, March 10 at Skyway Park (3901 George Road, Tampa, FL 33634) in preparation for the 2016 Arena Football League season, the team’s 25th season in Tampa Bay.

“This is the team’s 25th season in Tampa Bay and the fans are looking for a team that can bring the ArenaBowl championship back to where it belongs,” said Head Coach Lawrence Samuels. “The quest for the trophy begins in training camp. With the current mix of veterans and rookies on the roster, we believe the Storm has what it takes to get back to the top of the mountain.”

Players will report on Wednesday, March 9 for physicals and meetings at Florida Hospital (2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544), with the first practice starting at 9:00 a.m. the following day, Thursday, March 10 at Skyway Park. The first two days (Thursday and Friday) will be non-contact, with Saturday, March 12 being the first day of padded practice.

The training camp roster consists of 35 players, plus invitees, who will compete for 24 spots on the opening day roster. Final rosters must be turned into the League office by 5:00 PM CT on Friday, March 25.

The Storm opens up the 2016 AFL season at home versus its “War on I-4” rival, Orlando Predators, on Friday, April 1 at AMALIE Arena on AMALIE Motor Oil Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Upcoming Tampa Bay Storm Training Camp Practice Schedule
Date Location Time
Thursday – 3/10 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday – 3/11 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday – 3/12 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday – 3/13 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monday – 3/14 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 3/15 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 3/16 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday – 3/17 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday – 3/18 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – 28-Man Roster Due
Saturday - 3/19 No Practice Off Day For Players
Sunday – 3/20 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Monday – 3/21 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 3/22 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 3/23 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday – 3/24 Skyway 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday – 3/25 No Practice Off Day For Players – 24-Man Roster Due
*** Interview availability 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
*** Times and location subject to change.

The Five-Time World Champion Tampa Bay Storm is entering its 25th season in Tampa Bay. For more specific details regarding single-game pricing and availability, please contact the Storm ticket office at 813.301.6600 or visit www.tampabaystorm.com. Season tickets can be purchased by visiting TampaBayStorm.com or by calling 813.301.6600. For group sales fans can contact 813.301.6900. Additionally fans and sponsors can follow the Storm on Facebook (Tampa Bay Storm) or Twitter (@tampabaystorm) for up to date news and exclusive content.