The Greenbrier has announced the schedule for the New Orleans Saints 2014 Training Camp presented by Verizon at the resort, from July 24 – Aug. 13.
The New Orleans Saints will open 2014 Training Camp presented by Verizon on Thursday, July 24 when players report to The Greenbrier for physicals and meetings and hold their strength and conditioning tests. The Saints will begin on-field workouts in a non-padded practice session on Friday, July 25 from 8:50-11:40 a.m. followed by a walkthrough from 4:30-5:30. While at The Greenbrier, the club will hold a total of 20 practices, including a scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 2. All training camp workouts at The Greenbrier will be open to fans and media.
The new training camp facilities at The Greenbrier, which were commissioned by the resort’s owner Jim Justice and custom-built for the New Orleans Saints, include three practice fields (two natural turf and one synthetic grass), along with a 55,000-square foot multi-purpose building equipped with meeting rooms, weight rooms, locker rooms, training and physical therapy accommodations, and kitchen and dining facilities.
“We are so excited to welcome the New Orleans Saints to The Greenbrier this summer,” says Justice. “There is no place like West Virginia in the summertime, and we look forward to introducing the Saints players, staff and fans to our extraordinary resort facilities, which include everything from world-class dining and golf to a state-of-the-art spa to hiking, biking, rafting and more on our 10,000 private acres.”
Practice updates and special events: Media and Fan alerts, updates and schedule changes will be made daily on http://www.neworleanssaints.com once training camp starts or by clicking on to Twitter (@Saints) or Facebook (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 at The Greenbrier, admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited bleacher seating is available at The Greenbrier; please note – there is no reserved seating. Additional seating on the berm is available at The Greenbrier. There is no admission charge for watching training camp practice. An admission ticket will be issued to each person upon entrance to the football facility. The ticket will also enable you access to The Greenbrier property activities and include assorted special discounts. Parking for spectators will be located just east of The Greenbrier in locations easily accessible to the public. Free parking is provided by the city of White Sulphur Springs (take Big Draft Road and look for signs). Spectators will then board on-site transportation for the short three- to five-minute 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. Transportation will run continuously throughout the day taking spectators between the parking lots, football facility and The Greenbrier resort. The transportation fee is $5 per adult and $2 for children under 12.
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.
Prohibited Items: Backpacks, video cameras, oversized handbags, outside food and beverage, pets and any other items deemed unacceptable by the New Orleans Saints and venue security are prohibited.
Concessions: There is 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. A viewing area is available for our disabled fans.