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.