Cardinals kick off training camp late July

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TEMPE - The following is a release from the Arizona Cardinals:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club will return to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff in late July to begin their 2009 training camp.

The team will report to N.A.U. the night of Wednesday, July 29 and begin practice on Friday, July 31. The Cardinals will break camp on Thursday, August 20.

In all, the team will conduct a total of 23 practices during their three-week stay in Flagstaff.

On Saturday, August 8 the Cardinals will host a special Red & White outdoor practice from 11:30 AM until 1:20 PM. The practice will be preceded by a full-team autograph session and conclude with a live goal-line session.

Once again, the Cardinals will have a pair of night practices that will be held on Wednesday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 18 from 7:05-9:10 PM at Lumberjack Stadium on N.A.U.'s campus.

All other practices in Flagstaff will be held on the grass fields adjacent to the Walkup Skydome. In the event of inclement weather, they will be moved inside to the Skydome.

Practice times are subject to change and fans are encouraged to check the team's official website www.azcardinals.com for the most up-to-date practice info.

In addition, Cardinals players and coaches will be available following each practice to sign autographs as they come off the field.

All practices at N.A.U. are open to the public. Admission and parking are both free.

The team's tentative training camp schedule is listed below.