Get Ready Football Fans – The Dallas Cowboys are Back in Oxnard.

Live, professional football is part of Oxnard's summer fun as the Dallas Cowboys return to the city to train for the upcoming football season, July 25-August 12, 2008. Training camp festivities begin Friday, July 25 when officials from the Dallas Cowboys Football Club join the City of Oxnard officials at an opening ceremony at the River Ridge Playing Fields, 2101 West Vineyard Avenue at 1:30 p.m., followed by the first practice at
2:15 p.m. The public is invited to join in on the opening festivities as well as attending the various training sessions taking place over July and August.

Parking is $10 per car and $20 for oversized vehicles. Handicap parking is available in the general parking lot and a handicap viewing area is also available at camp.

Training Schedule:
The training/practice schedules will consist of two sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and one session on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Practice schedules are subject to change and continually updated on

Dallas Cowboys Experience & Entertainment . . .
All age groups can test their skills while having fun at the Dallas Cowboys Experience, which consists of inflatable games and activities such as face painting. In addition, live performances by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and team mascot, Rowdy, will be on hand to entertain the crowd. Merchandise and Hall of Fame trailers will be at the site the duration of the camp.

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders . . .
Young, aspiring cheerleaders can learn from the professionals as the world-famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders lead a free Cheerleading Camp, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The camp is open to youths, ages 4 to 17 and will be held at Oxnard High School, 3400 W. Gonzales. An autograph session with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will follow the camp. For reservations, call 805-385-7995.

Punt Pass & Kick . . .
Youths, ages 8-15, who dream of a professional football career or who just want to have fun strutting their stuff, can sign up for the free Punt Pass & Kick event taking place August 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the River Ridge Playing Field, 2101 West Vineyard Avenue. Trophies will be awarded for the top three places. Winners, accompanied by an adult guest, will have lunch with Cowboy players at their training table in addition to the opportunity of advancing to the sectional competition in October. For reservations, call 805- 385-7995.

Hotel Accommodations . . .
Several Oxnard hotel properties offer special rates/packages as follows. All guests staying in an Oxnard hotel will be provided with parking passes for Training Camp upon request for each day of their stay:

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort, Oxnard – The package consist of one-night's accommodations in a deluxe suite, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, hosted beverages each evening, training camp parking pass, Mandalay Beach Sunscreen Pack, overnight self parking, wireless internet access and one training camp parking pass for each night's stay. The dates are valid July 25-Auugst 11 with a blackout date of August 8. Prices are from $257 a night. For reservations, call 805-984-2500.

GrandStay Residential Suites Hotels, Oxnard – The GrandStay offers a stay in a one-bedroom suite, free training camp parking pass and a goodie bag. Rate is offered at $169.90 and begins July 18 and runs through the end of August. For reservations, call 805-983-6808.

Courtyard by Marriott, Oxnard – A $189 weekday & weekend rate is offered, which includes breakfast for four and free training camp parking pass. A room-only weekend rate is $179 and room-only weekday rate, $169. For
reservations, call 805-988-3600.

Hilton Garden Inn & Suites, Oxnard – The Hilton Garden Inn & Suites in Oxnard offers rates starting at $129. Call for reservations, 805-983-8600.

Country Inn & Suites, Port Hueneme – The Country Inn & Suites at Port Hueneme offers one overnight stay for two, complimentary buffet breakfast, two complimentary beverages at evening Manager's Reception, a training camp beach towel & magnetic picture frame, and one-day training camp parking pass. The package is available at $159 for the first night reservation with additional nights offered at the hotels Best Available Rate. The rates are valid July 25 through August 13. For reservations, call 805-986-5353.

Getting to Camp . . .
Oxnard is just 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles on the coast, and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. From LAX, Oxnard is an easy 90 minute drive, 60 minutes from Burbank (BUR), and 40 minutes from Santa Barbara (SBA).
United Express offers four flights daily through LAX to Oxnard (OXR). Visitors can also relax aboard the Amtrak, which offers regularly scheduled Pacific Surfliner trains to Oxnard from points south to San Diego and points north to San Luis Obispo. Upon arrival at the Oxnard Transportation Center, visitors can take a bus or cab to the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp. For train schedules and reservations, call 1-800-USA-Rail or visit

For those driving in, River Ridge Playing Fields is at the corner of Ventura Road and Vineyard Avenue. Exit the 101 Freeway at Oxnard Boulevard and travel south to Vineyard Avenue, turn right. Playing fields are 1 ½ mile on the right, 2101 W. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036.

California Welcome Center . . .
To obtain visitor information on Oxnard and other points in between, stop by the California Welcome Center, 1000 Town Center Drive, Suite 135. At the Center, visitors can pick up a training camp souvenir!

Oxnard is an easy drive up the coast from Los Angeles or from the northern portions of California. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy Oxnard's uncrowded beaches, open agricultural fields and explore the many diverse attractions and outdoor adventures that are unique to the area. A wide variety of hotel accommodations are available ranging from mid-priced rooms to oceanfront and seaside settings. For more information call the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-269-6273 or visit the website at

Registration event forms and updated information on the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp is available on the Oxnard CVB's website, and on the Dallas Cowboys site at