ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Football fans it's the day you've been waiting for.
The 2012 season finally begins for the Detroit Lions, with their first practice taking place at the team's Allen Park Training Facility.
The Lions are coming off of a 10-6 season, in which the team went to the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
So, one better believe the expectations couldn't be higher headed into training camp and the 2012 season.
The team has to be happy to get back on the field
The off-season was filled with all sorts of off-the-field troubles for the Lions.
This week, Detroit parted ways with cornerback Aaron Berry after he was arrested for a second time within 30 days.
Offensive lineman Johnny Culbreath was arrested on marijuana possession back in January. The Lions let him go earlier in the week as well.
Nick Fairley and Mikel Leshoure were both arrested twice during the off-season, but both remain on the team.
Friday, the Lions hold their first training camp practice at 3:15 p.m.
Only season ticket holders will be able to attend.
The first Lions' practice open to the public is Tuesday, July 31 at 9:15 a.m.
For more information on practice times click here .
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