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Live updates from Giants training camp: It’s Fan Fest Friday!

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Fans prior to last season’s Fan Fest.
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It is Fan Fest Friday for the New York Giants. The Giants will practice in MetLife Stadium Friday evening in front of thousands of fans who received free tickets to the event. Practice begins at 6:15 p.m.

If you are heading out to the stadium, be aware that the weather is threatening with more than a 30 percent chance of evening thunderstorms.

Giants coach Brian Daboll will be coaching his team in the stadium for the first time. He is looking forward to the event.

“I think it’s awesome. I think it’s, you know, again, the more fans you have, the more juice you get as a player and as a coach. And I think it’s good. It’s the next step,” Daboll said. “Spring ball is obviously a lot different than training camp. You have the fans out here. There’s energy. There’s a lot of people watching. You try not to let the outside affect your performance. You try to concentrate on your job. But everybody’s human. So, the more people there are, there’s added pressure at times for certain players. And other times they can handle it. So, I think it’s just another step in getting ready for our preseason game.”

The Giants’ first preseason game is less than a week away. They travel to Foxboro, Mass. Thursday, Aug. 11 to face the New England Patriots.

Daboll said Wednesday that the offense and defense “will compete against each other” during Friday evening’s practice. He was not sure, though, exactly what form that would take. Daboll also indicated that coaches who will work from upstairs during games will also do so on Friday.

Yours truly will be in East Rutherford for practice. As usual, I will have practice takeaways and any other news and observations. The day will begin with player media availability at 2:30. Follow @BigBlueView on Twitter and the Twitter stream below for live updates.

Here is some of what has happened thus far in training camp:

Find all the camp coverage you need via our Giants Training Camp StoryStream.

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