- David Newton, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Carolina Panthers open training camp today with a slight twist.
Instead of reporting to Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, as they have since the team was formed in 1995, the Panthers will report to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The schedule was adjusted because Liverpool FC will play AC Milan at Carolina's newly-renovated stadium on August 2 as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup.
So instead of holding Fan Fest at the stadium on the second Saturday of camp as has been tradition, the Panthers moved that event to Friday night.
Players will hold a two-hour practice from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, a performance by the group Voltage Brothers, and fireworks.
The teams will make the 90-minute trek to Spartanburg on Saturday morning and hold their first practice at Wofford at 6:30 p.m. as part of a back-to-football celebration.
Aside from individual work with receivers over the past month, Friday will be the first time quarterback Cam Newton has been a full participant in practice since undergoing offseason surgery on his left ankle.
Here's a complete look at the training camp schedule:
July 25 -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. FanFest at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
July 26 -- 4:30 p.m. Back to Football Party at Wofford College in Spartanburg. First camp practice 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wofford's Gibbs Stadium.
July 27 -- 3:10-5:30 p.m.
July 28 -- 9:25 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
July 29 -- 9:25 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
July 30 -- No practice.
July 31 -- 3:10 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 1 -- 9:25 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
Aug. 2 -- 9:25 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
Aug. 3 -- 9:25 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
Aug. 4 -- No practice.
Aug. 5 -- 3:10 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
Aug. 6 -- 9:25 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
Aug. 7 -- 9:25 a.m.-11:35 a.m.
Aug. 8 -- 7:30 p.m. preseason opener against Buffalo at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Aug. 9 -- No practice.
Aug. 10 -- 6:10 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Aug. 11 -- 3:15 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
Aug. 12 -- 3:10 p.m.-5:20 p.m.