The Greenbrier announces
2015 New Orleans Saints training camp schedule
2015 Camp to include Picnic with the Saints, scrimmages and practice sessions with Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots
The Greenbrier, the classic American destination resort in the foothills of West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, has announced the schedule for the New Orleans Saints 2015 Training Camp at the resort, from July 30 through Aug. 20.
The New Orleans Saints will begin training camp on July 29 with players reporting for physicals, meetings, and strength and conditioning tests. The Saints will hold their first non-padded on-field practice, open to the public on July 30 from 8:50 – 11:50 a.m., followed by a walk-through from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Throughout their time at The Greenbrier, the New Orleans Saints will hold 29 practices, including a Black and Gold Scrimmage and joint practice sessions against the Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots. All practices and scrimmages will be open to the public and media.
Picnic with the Saints: Fans are invited to join in celebration of the players and coaches for a Picnic with the Saints on Aug. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. immediately following the team’s practice. Tickets to this event will include “Meet & Greets” with the players and coaches, along with autograph and photograph opportunities! Limited tickets are available for a purchase price of $10, and are available now for pre-order online at www.greenbrier.com/picnic. Guests who purchase in advance online should bring their checkout receipt and the credit card that was used to place the order to Will Call (located at the White Sulphur Springs Water Plant parking lot at 1266 Big Draft Road) to receive their tickets.
Scrimmage: Come out and support the Saints for their Black and Gold Scrimmage, Aug. 7. This event is open to the public from 8:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Practice with the New England Patriots: On Wednesday, Aug. 19 and Thursday, Aug. 20, the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots will have joint practices. Times will be available in the near future. There will be additional parking provided at the State Fair of West Virginia Fairgrounds off of AEI Drive on Aug. 19 and 20 only. Please go to www.greenbrier.com/patriots to pre-order your transportation ticket. Parking is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The transportation fee is $5 per adult and $2 per child 12 and under.
Fan Information: Practice updates and special events: Media and fan alerts, updates and schedule changes will be made daily on www.neworleanssaints.com (once training camp starts), and on the team’s Twitter (@Saints) and Facebook pages (facebook.com/neworleanssaints). Please note that practices at The Greenbrier may be cancelled or closed to the public in the event of inclement weather. Practice times and field locations are subject to change with little or no advance warning at the discretion of the Football Operations Staff. Updates are promptly available on the club’s digital media platforms.
Parking and Admission Information: For fans wishing to attend workouts, admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited bleacher seating is available; please note: there is no reserved seating. Additional seating on the berm is available. There is no admission charge for watching training camp practice. Parking for spectators will be located at the White Sulphur Springs water plant (1266 Big Draft Road). Parking is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Spectators will pass a security check and then board on-site charter buses for the short ride to the practice facility. This is the only form of transportation that is allowed to enter the training camp facility. Personal vehicles, walk-ins, and private buses/motor coaches are not permitted.
Please go to www.greenbrier.com/saints to pre-order your transportation ticket. The transportation fee is $5 per adult and $2 per child 12 and under. The ticket will also enable you access to all Greenbrier property activities and include a voucher for a discounted retail item. Transportation will run continuously throughout the day taking spectators between the parking lots, football facility and the resort. Please review the below bus schedule.
Thur., July 30 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Fri., July 31 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Sat., Aug. 1 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Sun., Aug. 2 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Mon., Aug. 3 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Tues., Aug. 4 OFF
Wed., Aug. 5 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Thur., Aug. 6 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Fri., Aug. 7
Scrimmage 8:50-11:40am 7am-2pm
Sat., Aug. 8 OFF
Sun., Aug. 9
Picnic: 6:00pm-7:30pm 2pm-9pm
Mon., Aug. 10 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Tues., Aug. 11 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Fri., Aug. 14 OFF
Sat., Aug. 15 4:00-5:50pm 3pm-7pm
Sun., Aug 16 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Mon., Aug. 17 8:50-11:40am/4:30-5:30pm 8am-7pm
Tues., Aug. 18 OFF
Wed., Aug. 19 TBD
Thurs., Aug. 20 TBD
Lodging: The Greenbrier has availability throughout the Saints training camp so please call their reservations team for rates and availability at (855) 851-9901 (option 4).
Player Autographs: Following each practice, Saints players will sign autographs for fans. Available players will sign autographs if weather, time and other circumstances permit. Please note, however, that autographs are not guaranteed.
Still Photos and Video: Fans are welcome to take photos of the players during training camp. However, video is prohibited. Saints staff may request at any time that you cease using those devices.
Hand-Wanding/Prohibited Items: Purses larger than a clutch bag; coolers; briefcases; backpacks; fanny packs; cinch bags; non-approved seat cushions; luggage or bags of any kind; computer bags; camera bags; video cameras; weapons; knives; pepper spray; food or drink. Visit http://www.nfl.com/qs/allclear/index.jsp for details of permitted bags.
Concessions: There will be a variety of food and drink available for purchase on site. Drink and food from the outside are not allowed on the premises.
Restrooms: Restrooms are available at all training camp locations.
Special Needs: Visitors with special needs should see a Saints or Greenbrier representative for appropriate assistance. An ADA bus and special viewing area is available for fans with special needs.
Practice Access: Practices will be open in their entirety to pre-approved accredited media only. Members of the media are asked to email their request for practice access to Matt Mendelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 24 hours in advance of the day (or days) on which they wish to cover practice. Members of the media will park next to The Greenbrier Stables on Route 60 (1/2 mile west of The Greenbrier’s Main Security Gate). The stables are located on thesouth side of the street. Upon parking, media will check in at the Media Work Room where they will be credentialed. Media will be escorted to the practice fields 10 minutes prior to the start of each workout.