The countdown to kickoff for the upcoming NFL season has officially begun.

Thr New England Patriots will officially open training camp with their first public practice scheduled for Thursday, July 25, on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium.

Exact times will be updated on the training camp portion of the Patriots website once confirmed in the days leading into training camp. The Patriots will have media availability with select players and Bill Belichick on the date the veteran players report to camp on July 24.

This year marks the 60th annual training camp for the Patriots, including their 17th consecutive camp at Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots 2019 Training Camp is presented by Optum and the practice sessions remain free and open to the public. As additional dates and times for training camp are confirmed, they will be updated on the training camp portion of the Patriots training camp website.

Fans who plan to attend practices are encouraged to check the Patriots website for daily updates. Fans can also call the training camp hotline for updates by dialing (508) 549-0001.