The University of Arizona

Wildcats Football Opens Fall Camp This Week

Arizona Athletics | July 30, 2012

Arizona football starts its annual fall camp this week, beginning with reporting day on Aug. 1 and the first practice on Aug. 2.

The Wildcats are prepped for the official opening of their annual fall camp. (Photo credit: Patrick McArdle/UANews)
The Wildcats are prepped for the official opening of their annual fall camp. (Photo credit: Patrick McArdle/UANews)

A new season and a new era of Arizona football is set to begin this week when the Wildcats open their annual fall camp.

Head coach Rich Rodriguez and his charges open the month with reporting day on Aug. 1, followed by the first practice of the preseason on Aug. 2. Practices are not open to the public.

Arizona players completed their summer workout programs last week in advance of the first official team workouts that commence with Thursday's practice.

The Wildcats will practice six times in Tucson before heading to Fort Huachuca, a U.S. Army installation located in Cochise County about 75 minutes southeast of Tucson.

The football team has trained on site at Fort Huachuca  since 2008. The team will then return to campus for another week of practices prior to the start of classes on Aug. 20.

Practices on campus this year will be held at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium, the former home of the four-time national champion Arizona Wildcat baseball program.

The Wildcats' baseball team moved out of the facility in January to their new home at Hi Corbett Field, allowing the field to be sodded and configured for football practices.

During camp, the Wildcat football team will continue to have the option to use the Jimenez Practice Facility, which is located a home run over the left field fence from Kindall/Sancet.