Gators will hold four open football practices

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida fans won't have to wait until Aug. 31 to get a look at the Gators.

Florida announced Friday that the Gators will hold four open practices for fans and media -- three more than last August.

The first will be Thursday, Aug. 15, at Dizney Lacrosse Stadium (time TBA). Saturday, Aug. 16, the practice from 9-11 a.m. at Florida Field will be open as a precursor to the team's fan day at the O'Connell Center.

The practices at the Sanders Practice Fields on Aug. 19 and 20 also will be open (time TBA).