Here’s an interesting tidbit courtesy of the NFL: Just 13-of-32 teams will go away for training camp in 2013.
By contrast, 26-of-31 teams traveled for camp in 2000, per league data.
There are obvious advantages to staying at home and hitting the road. Some of the “home” advantages are more tangible. The most obvious plus is teams don’t have to spend time, energy and money taking their operations on the road.
The big advantage of traveling, of course, is the potential removal of the distractions of home, though whether that’s completely possible in the 21st century is another issue altogether.
For the record, the teams traveling for camp this summer are the Bears, Bills, Cardinals, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Jets, Packers, Panthers, Raiders, Redskins, Steelers and Vikings. The Cardinals, while holding camp at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, have their practice facilities in Tempe.
For reference, here are training camp locations and reporting dates for all 32 teams.