The San Francisco 49ers and the San Jose Mercury News are offering the 49ers Faithful free tickets to the first of four open practices during the 2009 training camp -- Mercury News Day. That practice will take place on Saturday, August 1, at 8:30am.
The only way to get these exclusive tickets for the first day is through the San Jose Mercury News. Purchase the Mercury News on Tuesday, July 14 and look for the special "Training Camp Code" and instructions. Or go to Facebook.com and sign up as a fan of the San Jose Mercury News and receive news about the promotion on Tuesday. Either in print or online, you will receive instructions on going to 49ers.com to print your free tickets. One ticket admits up to two people.
Additional practice sessions open to the public: Saturday, August 1 (4:30pm); Saturday, August 8 (8:30am & 4:00pm). Gates open an hour before practice begins. Information regarding online ticket registration for these sessions will be provided at a later date.
This is the fifth year that the 49ers training camp will be held at the team's Santa Clara practice facility and presented by the San Jose Mercury News and Samsung. All open practices will feature interactive games, sponsor booths and player autograph sessions for fans.
During the fan practice sessions, members of the Gold Rush Cheerleading team and Sourdough Sam will also be in attendance. San Francisco 49ers tickets, merchandise and concessions will also be on sale.
The 49ers training facility is located at 4949 Centennial Boulevard in Santa Clara, CA.