Camp Carroll is calling

The practice fields have been painted. The berm adjacent to the fields has been not only mowed but manicured. The green tents where merchandise will be sold are in place. Pete Carroll and his coaching staff have returned from their break.

Yes, it’s being to look – and feel – a lot like Bing training camp at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

The players don’t report until Friday and the first practices take place Saturday, but everything – and everyone – is moving in that direction.

For the second consecutive summer, fans are allowed to attend selected practices and space remains for each of the 15 sessions at VMAC. There also will be an open-to-the-public practice at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 8.

As was the case last year, fans will park at The Renton Landing and take shuttles to practice. A $5 fee for the shuttle is required when you register to attend practice.

You can checkout which practices are open and register here.

If you come, arrive prepared. Unless you plan on standing along the fence to watch practice, bring something to sit on – lawn chairs, in addition to blankets, are allowed. There is no shade on the berm where fans will be located, so sun screen and a hat will be helpful. The weather is gorgeous today, but it can be windy and cool along Lake Washington, so a jacket or – heaven forbid – rain gear might be needed. While the berm is close to the practice fields, binoculars can be useful for that up-close view of the activities.

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