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The Boys Are Back - Live, Professional Football Returns To Oxnard!

Besides cool, ocean breezes, live professional football is also part of Oxnard's summer fun as the Dallas Cowboys return to the city to train for the upcoming football season from July 22 through August 15.  Visitors can watch the team practice at the River Ridge Playing Fields located at 2101 West Vineyard Avenue.

The camp will kick-off with an Opening Ceremony & Practice session on July 24 at 3 p.m.  The camp is free of charge, and parking is $10 for regular automobiles and $20 for over-sized vehicles.

Training Schedule

The training/practice sessions are held in the afternoons and dates and times vary.  The sessions are continually updated on the Dallas Cowboys website, and a schedule can also be found on the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau website,

The Dallas Cowboys Experience & Entertainment

In addition to the practice sessions, other fun highlights include a consisting of live performances by team mascot, Rowdy.  Visitors can also find special souvenirs in the 'Cowboys on Tour' truck containing team merchandise.  Hall of Fame trailers will be also be on site.

Hotel Accommodations

Visitors staying in an Oxnard hotel will receive one complimentary parking pass to training camp for each day of their stay.  The Residence Inn by Marriott located adjacent to the River Ridge Golf Club, is the host hotel.  A list of other hotels can be found at

Getting to Camp

Oxnard is just 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles on the coast and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara.  For those wanting to take the train, Amtrak offers regularly scheduled Pacific Surfliner trains to Oxnard's Transportation Center.

About Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau

Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) is a non-profit organization designed to increase visitor expenditures, and tourism revenue opportunities through the promotion of Oxnard as a premier travel destination.  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, 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 California Welcome Center at (805) 988-0717. To obtain tourism information on Oxnard, visit the website at


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