The changes for the New York Giants 2013 campaign are already underway. The team announced that they will no longer hold training camp at the University of Albany, where they had been for 17 of the past 18 seasons. Here is the statement from the New York Giants:
“The University at Albany and the Capital Region have been great hosts for us during our training camps,” Giants President and Chief Executive Officer John Mara and Chairman and Executive Vice President Steve Tisch said in a joint statement. “UAlbany truly has been the summer home of the Giants. We are grateful to Mayor Jennings and to Dr. McElroy and his staff in the athletic department for making us feel welcome and providing the resources we needed to prepare for the season. We are fortunate to have a facility in the Timex Performance Center that allows us to hold training camp here. We have told Mayor Jennings and Dr. McElroy that we will evaluate our training camp situation on an ongoing basis and certainly would not rule out a return to Albany in the future if it makes sense for both parties.”
The way teams have been expanding practice facilities, it’s not surprising that the Giants are going to be doing this and that more teams are going to as well.
Will this help the Giants in preparation for next season? Maybe. It’ll be easier for the team to prepare at home and sleep in their own bed, rather than going away to training camp. Let’s see if this becomes more of a trend around the league.