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A preview of the Atlanta Falcons 2008 training camp a year after Michael Vick was indicted for his alledged dog fighting sentence
A preview of the Atlanta Falcons 2008 training camp a year after Michael Vick was indicted for his alledged dog fighting sentence

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THE 2008 ATLANTA FALCONS TRAINING CAMP GUIDE
Welcome To Flowery Branch
IT’S TIME FOR FOOTBALL! 
HOW TO GET TO FLOWERY BRANCH
From the south:
Take I-85 north. Exit to the left on I-985 toward Gainesville. Take exit 12 (Spout Springs Road). Turn left offthe exit ramp onto Spout Springs Road. Go under I-985 and travel a quarter-mile and turn right on Thurmond Tanner Road.Proceed on Thurmond Tanner Road for about one mile to the stoplight, then turn right on Atlanta Highway (Ga. 13). Go aboutamile on Atlanta Highway (which becomes Falcon Parkway) past the Wrigley plant on the left and back over I-985. The Falconscomplex will be on the left (4400 Falcon Parkway).
From the north:
Take I-985 south. Take exit 12 (Spout Springs Road). Turn right off the exit ramp onto Spout Springs Road.From here, use the same directions as above.
LOOKING FOR AUTOGRAPHS?
One offensive position group and onedefensive position group (for example,offensive backs and defensive linemen)will sign autographs along the rope linelocated at the front of the fan viewingarea. After every practice, approximately20 players will be signing autographs.
FALCONS HOTLINE: 770-965-2752
TRAINING CAMPPRACTICE SCHEDULE
DATEGATES OPEN
July 26
7:30 a.m., 2:45 p.m.
July 27
7:30 a.m., 2:45 p.m.
July 28
7:30 a.m.
July 29
7:30 a.m.
July 30
12:30 p.m.
July 31
7:30 a.m.
Aug. 1
9:15 a.m., 6:15 p.m. (Mill Creek)
Aug. 2
Roam the Dome (11 a.m.)
Aug. 4
7:30 a.m.
Aug. 5
7:30 a.m.
Aug. 6
7:30 a.m.
Aug. 7
7:30 a.m.
Aug. 8
9:15 a.m.
PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Aug. 9
at Jacksonville 7:30 p.m. (WATL)
Aug. 16
Indianapolis 7:30 p.m. (WATL)
Aug. 22
Tennessee 7:30 p.m. (WATL)
Aug. 28
at Baltimore 7:00 p.m. (WATL)
Aug. 9Aug. 16Aug. 22Aug. 28
 
THE 2008 ATLANTA FALCONS TRAINING CAMP GUIDE
Falcons Friday Night Lights (Aug. 1 at MillCreek High School, 6:30 p.m.) will feature alive scrimmage between the Falcons offenseand defense. Head coach Mike Smith hasdeveloped a scoring system to allow thedefense to tally points in a game atmosphere.The team has added other special features toallow fans to “feel and hear the scrimmage”including field microphones to record theaction; microphones inside offensive anddefensive players' helmets; and coach micro-phones. The scrimmage will begin around7:15 p.m., followed by a 15-minute autographsession and a fireworks display from the base-ball fields at Mill Creek High School.At Roam the Dome (Aug. 2 at the GeorgiaDome, noon), fans will experience a simulatedgame including a performance of the NationalAnthem, a coin toss and player introductions at the newly-renovated Georgia Dome. An auto-graph session with the entire roster will takeplace at the conclusion of the simulated game,and fans can also participate in skills games on the field with players.
CAMPPARTNER
In 2007, Russell Athletic and the AtlantaFalcons announced an agreement thatincludes title sponsorship of the team’s three-week preseason training camp at its in-season training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga. Thefour-year agreement designates RussellAthletic as an official sponsor of the Falcons.Other deal points include designating RussellAthletic as a preferred supplier of promotionalapparel and premium items, presenting sponsorof all preseason games on WXIA-TV and its affil-iates, plus radio spots during 20 Atlanta Falconsgames on Falcons flagship radio stationDaveFM, dominant signage presence through-out the interior of the Georgia Dome including ahigh-profile branded fan zone where fans willreceive one-of-a-kind Russell Athletic apparel.Russell-branded products will also be availablefor purchase at all Falcons home games.
 The Falcons Training Camp Guide was producedand published by Score Publishing, a divisionof
Score Atlanta 
.The publisher is I.J.Rosenberg, editor is Tad Arapoglou and cre-ativedirector is David Gaudio. The photos inthe Guide were taken by Falcons team photog-rapher Jimmy Cribb and the cover photos ofthe three fans arecourtesy of ScottCunningham and Jimmy Cribb.
WHERE TO PARK …
Training camp parking is available at the HogMountain Sports Complex and Flowery Branch High Schoolcross the street from the Falcons training complex. AfterHall County schools begin on Aug. 4, parking will be avail-ble at the Hollis Transportation Lot located one mile fromheFalcons training complex. A complimentary shuttleervice will be provided from this location. Please follow theignstothis location. There is no general parking available tthe Falcons training complex. Fans with disability parkingpermits will be allowed to park at the Falcons training com-plex. Disability permits must be properly displayed for lawnforcement officials to grant entry. A designated seatingrea will also be provided for fans with disabilities.
WHATYOU CANBRING TO CAMP …
Hats, jackets, rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen,binoculars, blankets, umbrellas, lawn chairs and strollers.oolers are permitted but will be subject to search byFalcons security, team personnel or law enforcement offi-ials. Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are pro-ibited. In addition, please do not bring noisemakers,oud radios, large signs or inappropriate attire. Backpacksnd bags larger than 8.5 inches wide by 13 inches longby5inchesdeep are not permitted at training camp. Allpeople, bags and purses are subject to inspection. Anyindividual who refuses an inspection will be denied entry.
HOW ABOUT ACAMERA?
Still cameras with lenses less than 12 inches andithout flash attachments are permitted during all train-ingcampworkouts. No flash photography will be per-itted at any time. No audio or video recording devicesre allowed, including camcorders and cellular phonesith video capabilities.
WHAT IF THERE’SBAD WEATHER?
Check the Falcons Web site at www.atlantafal-ons.com for updates or call the Atlanta Falcons Trainingamp Hotline at 770-965-2752. Practice times are sub-ect to change without notice.
CAN I BUY FALCONSMERCHANDISE?
Everything you need will be in the FalconsTraining Camp Fan Shop near the camp’s main fieldentrance. (The lost and found area is also in theFalcons Training Camp Fan Shop.)
FOR THOSE WHO AREHUNGRY …
Food and beverages will be available for purchaseat each practice session. The main concessions are on the top of the spectator hill.
 AND FOR THOSE WHOWANT TO BEAT THEHEAT …
In an effortto ensure comfortfor all fans whoattend a Falcons practice during training camp, the clubhas a 10-by-10-foot area at the top of the spectator hillfor fans to get out of the sun and cool off.
FOR YOUR SAFETY  AND SECURITY ...
For your safety and protection, Atlanta Falconssecurity personnel – along with the Flowery BranchPolice Department, Hall County Police Department andother local law enforcement officials – will be present at training camp. In serious cases of rowdy behavior or pro-fane/abusive language, security will first issue a warning.If the disruptive behavior continues, the fan will be sub-ject to removal or arrest. Multiple violations may result in the individual being banned from the Falcons complex.
THERE WILL BE FIRST- AID HELP …
AFalcons first-aid station will be set up adjacent to the training camp fan field’s main entrance. Authorizedmedical personnel from the Falcons and Hall County willbe available one hour before each practice through onehour after each session.
THE INFORMATIONBOOTH …
Any questions about training camp may be direct-ed to associates in the Falcons Training Camp Fan Shopnear the fan field’s main entrance. In addition, anyFalcons staff member can assist you.
 ARE THERE ACTIVITIES FORTHE KIDS?
 Youth ages 17 and under can experience YouthWeek at Atlanta Falcons Training Camp from Saturday,July 26 to Friday, August 1 in Flowery Branch. Dailyactivities will include the Falcons Fun Zone, Kids OnlyAutograph Zone and Look Like A Pro, where kids canview and try on equipment used by players during theseason. There will also be unique activities takingplace on specific days, such as Show Your Spirit (July26) and Back To School Jam (July 30). The Kids Zoneinteractive area will be available one hour prior toeach practice session.
SPECIAL GUESTS ANDVIPS …
Special guests, VIPs and sponsor check-in sitesare located near the main building entrance of the AtlantaFalcons training complex.
IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
For the comfort and health of all fans, the Falcons training complex is a smoke-free environment. Thereis no smoking allowed anywhere on the grounds orinside the buildings.
WHERE CAN I FINDDAILYUPDATES?
Check the list of daily activities on the club’s Website (www.atlantafalcons.com) or inquire about events in the Falcons Training Camp Fan Shop. The Training Camphotline number is 770-965-2752.
It’s All About The Fans
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

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