Everything you need to know about watching Miami Dolphins' practices at 2023 training camp

Dolphins practices during training camp are open to the fans once again but - unless you already have tickets - you are pretty much out of luck.

There is only one practice with fans availability out there - Saturday, August 5 at 11 a.m. That one is a good one as a team scrimmage will be held at Hard Rock Stadium.

The team will hold 10 practices open for fans; the first is Sunday, July 30 and there also are joint practices with the Atlanta Falcons on August 8-9. All practices will begin at 10:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

Besides watching pro football players practice and sweat, there will be theme days, food trucks from local and minority-owned restaurants, fan festivities, and a garage sale benefitting the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

If you are one of the fortunate ones who have registered for tickets for camp at Baptist Heath Training Complex, we are offering a guide to what you can - and cannot do - while watching practice as well as what you should do to protect yourself from the sauna-like conditions and sun.

Do you need tickets for Dolphins training camp?

Yes. Most dates are already sold out: As of July 27, only the session for Saturday, Aug. 5 has tickets available for fans.

Fans can buy tickets through the Dolphins website.

Dolphins training camp: 5 position battles to watch

It's hot as Hades so dress appropriately

It's been a hot summer, arguably the hottest in south Florida history, with the heat factor near triple digits most days. Don't look for that to let up anytime soon. And if it's not the heat, it'll be an old familiar companion - the humidity.

The fans' seating area has a shaded canopy but some will be watching from a hillside overlooking the practice fields. No matter where you are sitting, you still need to make sure you are dressed to protect yourself from the heat and those dangerous UV rays, and your clothes need to breathe. Wear your Dolphins gear but make sure you wear a hat and don't even think of bringing out the sweatshirts or sweatpants.

Also, lather on the sunscreen, wear good sunglasses, bring a spray water bottle and even a hand-held fan would help.

And, please, drink plenty of water.

Where do you park for Dolphins training camp?

Parking is in Lot 10 off Carl F. Barger Boulevard south of the Baptist Health Training Complex. The Dolphins website guides fans to come in through Northwest 199th Street.

Parking for training camp is free.

Take photos, videos - and post on social media

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) participates in training camp at Baptist Health Training Complex, Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Miami Gardens.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) participates in training camp at Baptist Health Training Complex, Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Miami Gardens.

We all have cell phones and the opportunity for photos/videos is obvious. And, of course, you want to show off to your friends that you are at the Dolphins training camp - and they are not. So, take photos, lots of photos. Some videos, too.

Some of the action will be away from where you're sitting - just like in the Hard Rock Stadium stands - but you'll have plenty of opportunities to get good shots of your favorite players.

Some of the camp battles to watch: WR Tyreek Hill vs. CB Jalen Ramsey ... the offensive tackles vs. edge rushers Jaelan Phillips and Bradley Chubb ... Rookie RB De'Von Achane vs. all the veteran running backs ... Watching the receivers to see if anyone - beside Hill and Jaylan Waddle - can separate themselves.

Don't forget to bring a Sharpie and something to write on

Of course, you want to get autographs so don't be standing there without paper and pen to get Tua's autograph.

What happens if it rains (and you know it will)?

Bring a rain poncho because you know it's going to rain. It's summer in South Florida.

However, in the event of inclement weather, practice will be moved inside the team's practice bubble, which is closed to the public.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Dolphins training camp fan guide 2023: Here's what you need to know