Football fans the wait for "next year" is just a few days away. The New Orleans Saints have released their training camp schedule for the upcoming season. It includes 11 chances for you, the fan, to be a part of practice. Well, at least go and watch the team workout.

Saints fans are invited to Fan Fest on July 29 and July 30. There will also be Fan Fest activities on August 5,6,12,13 and 24. Each Fan Fest experience will run from 8 AM until 11:30 AM.

The practices that will be open for fans to attend will be held on July 29,30, and 31. There will also be open practices on August 2,5,6,7,12,13,14,and 24. All practices will be from 8:50 AM until 11:40 AM. The one exception is the practice set for August 24th. That will be a joint practice with the Houston Texans. The time for that practice has not been determined.

Now,  you can't just show up. You need to let the team know you're coming. You have to secure tickets and you can do that by visiting the New Orleans Saints website.