The Arizona Cardinals announced their 2008 training camp schedule this week, with the team migrating north in late July for four weeks of training at high altitude.

The football team is slated to arrive in Flagstaff on Wednesday, July 23, and hold two practices at NAU’s grass fields adjacent to the Walkup Skydome on Friday, July 25. There will be 30 practices during their stay.

Other highlights include a pair of 7 p.m. night practices at Lumberjack Stadium on July 30 and Aug. 13, and the special “Red and White” practice at 11:15 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, which will be preceded by an autograph session.

As usual, fans can get autographs throughout camp after practices as players come off the field.

Citing the benefits of high-altitude exercise, Flagstaff’s accessibility and pleasant summer temperatures,Sports Illustrated named NAU among the top five preseason training camps in the NFL.

Practice times are subject to change and fans are encouraged to check the team’s official web site www.azcardinals.com for the most up-to-date practice info.