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ozzie0075
01-04-2013, 04:08 PM
Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
Giants informed Albany they will hold their 2013 training camp at the Timex Performance Center, their year-round headquarters.

Jenny Vrentas ‏@JennyVrentas
Co-owners John Mara, Steve Tisch say they'll evaluate camp plans "on an ongoing basis" + won't rule out an Albany return in the future. #nyg

ozzie0075
01-04-2013, 04:11 PM
Statement from John Mara and Steve Tisch re: 2013 training canp

“The University at Albany and the Capital Region have been great hosts for us during our training camps,” Giants President and Chief Executive Officer John Mara and Chairman and Executive Vice President Steve Tisch said in a joint statement. “UAlbany truly has been the summer home of the Giants. We are grateful to Mayor Jennings and to Dr. McElroy and his staff in the athletic department for making us feel welcome and providing the resources we needed to prepare for the season. We are fortunate to have a facility in the Timex Performance Center that allows us to hold training camp here. We have told Mayor Jennings and Dr. McElroy that we will evaluate our training camp situation on an ongoing basis and certainly would not rule out a return to Albany in the future if it makes sense for both parties.

-Per Tom Rock

titwio
01-04-2013, 04:15 PM
How does that work...Never been to Timex but does that mean that the facility will be open to the public? Or will it just be a closed off training camp this year...

ozzie0075
01-04-2013, 04:18 PM
How does that work...Never been to Timex but does that mean that the facility will be open to the public? Or will it just be a closed off training camp this year...

I believe they have an outdoor turf fields there and they would set-up bleachers around the field. At least that's what they did in 2011 when the training camp was shortened due to the lockout.

fansince69
01-04-2013, 04:19 PM
great!!! so they take away the only chance some of us get to see them live and up close....wonderful

BK07071
01-04-2013, 04:46 PM
I believe they have an outdoor turf fields there and they would set-up bleachers around the field. At least that's what they did in 2011 when the training camp was shortened due to the lockout.

Yea they do have a large outdoor field and they do supply bleachers for spectators. There is plenty of parking because the parking lots are part of the NJ Sports Complex. The parking will probably be free because it's all on state owned land. That is............it was last time the Giants used the Timex Center for training.

Antwuan
01-04-2013, 04:59 PM
Interesting!

Toadofsteel
01-04-2013, 05:00 PM
Probably has to do with some of that rain they had during camp this year that forced the team to do walkthroughs on the basketball court instead of actual practices. Timex has a full-size indoor football field...

RoanokeFan
01-04-2013, 05:08 PM
Probably has to do with some of that rain they had during camp this year that forced the team to do walkthroughs on the basketball court instead of actual practices. Timex has a full-size indoor football field...

That and the cost of a state of the art facility that is underutilized

nhpgiantsfan
01-04-2013, 05:11 PM
Giants 101 is saying a lot has to do with the fact that they can't run two-a-days anymore due to the CBA. It says that it's not worth transporting everything up there for one practice per day. Also said that the "tiny" beds may be a factor.

I'm not sure I like this. The idea of camp is to also build team. Now each night after practice each player goes back to their own private digs. Also allows the players will be able "enjoy" the NYC nightlife all summer instead of being trapped up in Albany. This may not be the best idea.

FloydEddings2
01-04-2013, 05:13 PM
Weak. That money training camp brought in really helped the region. Very disappointed in this decision..

ozzie0075
01-04-2013, 05:14 PM
Giants 101 is saying a lot has to do with the fact that they can't run two-a-days anymore due to the CBA. It says that it's not worth transporting everything up there for one practice per day. Also said that the "tiny" beds may be a factor.

I'm not sure I like this. The idea of camp is to also build team. Now each night after practice each player goes back to their own private digs. Also allows the players will be able "enjoy" the NYC nightlife all summer instead of being trapped up in Albany. This may not be the best idea.

I am not sure this will actually be the case. I know from hard knocks the Dolphins practiced in Miami and still the entire team stayed in a hotel during camp.

NYG6timeworldchamps
01-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Pats hold their practices outside of Gillette Stadium.

keyofgmen
01-04-2013, 05:40 PM
From a strictly selfish point of view, I like it. I may actually take time to check out camp. Albany is just hard to get to from where I live. NYC? a quick 55 min flight on Jet Blue (cheap if ya go at right time of day). Cheap hotel in NJ and all set. Visit old friends...just like going to the games.

BigBlue in P.A.
01-04-2013, 05:58 PM
I like this info I'm from Allentown P.A and took my family to the superbowl celebration @ metlife last year and they loved it,now time to take my boys to training camp.

AceOspadZ4
01-04-2013, 06:22 PM
Remember they held their training camp at Timex in 2011 after the lockout...turned that into a Super Bowl season. Any worries about the team based on this is bs.

NYGisBallin
01-04-2013, 07:01 PM
Giants 101 is saying a lot has to do with the fact that they can't run two-a-days anymore due to the CBA. It says that it's not worth transporting everything up there for one practice per day. Also said that the "tiny" beds may be a factor.

I'm not sure I like this. The idea of camp is to also build team. Now each night after practice each player goes back to their own private digs. Also allows the players will be able "enjoy" the NYC nightlife all summer instead of being trapped up in Albany. This may not be the best idea.


Worked out pretty well in 2011 I would say....

fletch842
01-04-2013, 08:06 PM
I think it's great, living in Central Jersey. Maybe I'll take a day off work and drive up for a practice. Never made it up to Albany, nor Fairley ****enson when they held training camp there.

radar-ray
01-04-2013, 09:11 PM
It's practical and cost effective.

P_Simms_#11
01-04-2013, 10:27 PM
Coughlin convinced Mara that the reason for the crappy season was the small beds at training camp.

mercurio
01-04-2013, 11:03 PM
Less back problems during preseason!