See the Seahawks for Free

at training camp. Well, sort of free. Transportation to and from the facilities will cost $5 a head. Details courtesy of the PI.

The team announced Tuesday that fans can attend practices at the Seahawks' waterfront headquarters on Lake Washington beginning on Aug. 3 and ending Aug. 20. They must first register through the team's Web site, seahawks.com, on a first-come, first-served basis beginning July 16 at 10 a.m.

This will be the first time since the team returned camp to the Seattle suburbs from Cheney, Wash., in 2007 that fans can watch the Seahawks practice.

The team will also hold two practices at UW in August.

If you've never been to a training and have a moment or two to spare in August, I recommend going. Firstly, you'll have the chance to see the new facilities in person, and the grounds are supposed to be fantastic. You may also enjoy watching Seahawk players in action and in person, both of which are pretty neat. A few summers ago, some friends and I drove up to Green Bay to catch a Packers training camp, figuring we'd get a chance to see Favre in action in what would likely be his last season. We were half right. Even though I am not in any way a fan of the Packers, I enjoyed watching NFL players go through a practice fifty feet away from where I was sitting. Watching a game on TV or even from up in the stands leads to a bit of a disconnect, in that you really don't appreciate just how incredible NFL athletes truly are. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, while on the smaller side for a defensive end, was huge. Ahman Green was jacked beyond belief. Even more impressive is the level of talent. Watch players you've only barely heard of perform amazing feats and still not make the roster. So again, if you have $5 and a day in August, go to training camp.

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