Now both “New York” teams that play in New Jersey will have training camp in New Jersey.
The New York Giants announced today that they will have their training camp at their team facilities, rather than at the University at Albany, thanks to uncertainty surrounding the lockout. The decision comes on the heels of the New York Jets’ announcement that they’ll have their training camp at their regular-season facility, rather than the State University of New York at Cortland.
“In light of current circumstances, it simply became impractical for us to hold camp away from home,” Giants President and CEO John Mara said. “The University at Albany and the Capital Region has been a great summer home for us for 15 years, and we have every intention of returning there in 2012.”
The move is sure to draw the attention of New York’s attorney general, who is investigating whether the lockout violates state law. Even if the lockout ends in time for the preseason to begin on time, the state of New York will feel an economic impact from losing two training camps to New Jersey.