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FSU football opening its first two spring practices to the public

The ’Noles are admitting all comers.

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Ever since Willie Taggart took over as the head coach of Florida State football, we’ve been wondering if the media would see an increase in the access that dwindled under the previous regime. And we have our first answer to those questions, as the Seminoles have announced that their first two spring practices will be open not just to the media, but to the general public as well (Jimbo Fisher and company typically held just one open practice per spring).

Here is the press release from FSU that details the specifics of the open-door policy:

Florida State’s practices on Wednesday, March 21 and Friday, March 23 are open to the public. Both practices are scheduled to begin at approximately 9 a.m. Fans can enter the practice fields through the West gate adjacent to the parking lot beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Fans can watch practice from the West, North and East perimeter of the practice fields. No fans will be permitted inside the Indoor Practice Facility or between the two fields. Due to limited space on the sidelines, folding chairs will not be allowed.

Visitors coming to campus without an FSU parking pass should park in visitor parking at the South end of Doak Campbell Stadium. More information regarding parking can be found at the FSU Transportation & Parking Services website.

In the event of inclement weather, practices that are moved inside to the Indoor Practice Facility will not be open to the public due to space constraints and safety considerations.