The University of Miami announced Wednesday that 12 of the Hurricanes’ 15 spring football practices will be open to the public, starting with the 9 a.m. session Saturday at Greentree Field.

The only sessions that will be closed to the public are the March 28 practice and the first two scrimmages on March 29 and April 4.

UM also announced an addition to this year’s spring practice schedule — though it is closed to the public: the first annual South Florida Football Festival for high school and youth coaches March 28-29 on campus, featuring coaches from UM, FIU, FAU and the Miami Dolphins.

The first week of practices – Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and next Thursday — all begin at 9 a.m. Those will be followed by spring break.

Open practices resume at 9 a.m. March 18 and continue at 9 a.m. March 20, March 22 and March 25.

After the closed practices, the next open session is at 9 a.m. April 1, followed by 9 a.m. April 8 and April 10.

Practices conclude with the spring game at 6 p.m. April 12 at Sun Life Stadium.