Giants ditch Albany, move training camp to team facility

AP

The New York Giants are leaving their traditional training camp home of the University at Albany to train at their regular-season home in New Jersey.

The team told Albany officials this week that training camp will now be at the Timex Performance Center, where the team trains year round. That ends a 17-year tradition of having training camp in Albany.

“The University at Albany and the Capital Region have been great hosts for us during our training camps,” Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said in a joint statement. “UAlbany truly has been the summer home of the Giants.”

But it will be the summer home of the Giants no longer. And although there has been no word on fan access at 2013 training camp, at first blush this would appear to be bad news for fans: Training camps at campus settings usually allow for much better fan experiences than training camps at team facilities.

At least now there will be no complaints about uncomfortable mattresses.

15 responses to “Giants ditch Albany, move training camp to team facility

  1. I’d like to think that somehow it is in response to 2nd half collapses.

    In reality, it is always about money.

  2. As we are talking about the Mara and Tisch family I am sure they will run a nice camp and make it fan friendly.

  3. Haters gonna hate, but Corey Webster is a huge reason the G-Men have two titles in the past 5 years. Saw the pic, just wanted to inb4 the hate.

  4. As someone who has been to Giants training camp in Albany and at Timex where it was held in 2011 because of the lock out, Timex honestly seemed just as nice an experience. I assume the fan access in the future will be the same. You were much closer to the practices and drills, and its just as accommodating for large groups of fans.

  5. dbones750 says: Jan 4, 2013 3:32 PM

    Haters gonna hate, but Corey Webster is a huge reason the G-Men have two titles in the past 5 years. Saw the pic, just wanted to inb4 the hate.
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    No one’s negating that. Just as you cannot negate how he has regressed horribly over the past year.

  6. Its a shame they don’t allow access to fans at more of these. They pay threw the nose and can’t even get an autograph anymore or watch the teams practice.

  7. How can they be thinking about training camp, it’s the playoffs!!! This is what it’s all for!!

    Oh, that’s right… sorry giants fans.

  8. patriotenvy says:
    Jan 4, 2013 11:29 PM
    giants 2012 superbowl champs * lock out season.

    Making sense now.
    _______________________

    how many asterisks does the super bowl loser get?

  9. Well, they DID win the big game after having their first training camp at the Timex center. It’s great news to me as I work across the highway from the stadium so maybe I’ll become a signature hound this summer.

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