Saints Move Training Camp Back To Metarie
After three years of training camp at The Greenbriar in West Virginia, the New Orleans Saints are returning home, holding their camp at the practice facility in Metarie, Louisiana.
We first want to thank Governor Jim Justice and everybody at The Greenbrier, as well as all of our fans who attended training camp there for such an outstanding experience," Saints GM Mickey Loomis said in a team statement. "Jim, his staff and the community went above and beyond to embrace our organization and create a great environment for our football team.
"However, we have decided that holding training camp at our practice facility is the right thing to do for our club at this time, where we have the combination of an indoor practice facility in the case of inclement weather as well as access to all of the state-of-the art technology in areas such our medical, weight and video facilities, all factors which are integral to supporting the preparations of our football team."
The official start date of training camp hasn't been set yet, but the Saints typically begin camp in late July.
"Our entire organization is excited to be returning to hold training camp at our facility in Metairie in 2017," Saints owner Tom Benson said in the team statement. "This will be a great opportunity for our passionate fans from throughout the Gulf South to be able to experience the fun, excitement and interaction of Saints training camp as our team prepares for what we expect to be a very exciting season."
The Saints have held training camp in Metarie in recent years, staying at the practice facility from 2003-2005 and again from 2009-2013.