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Saints to split training camp time between New Orleans and West Virginia

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NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) -

The New Orleans Saints announced Thursday that the team will split their 2014 Training Camp between the team's practice facility in New Orleans and The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV.

"We feel like this decision will allow our team to best prepare for our 2014 season by practicing at our facility and also taking advantage of a more moderate climate and setting in West Virginia, similar to what we did in 2011 when we went to southern California for a week," said Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

"I have always been a proponent of mixing up training camp every few years which I believe is a good strategy as we prepare for the season. With this plan, we get the best of both and that is important. We get quality practices in both locations and we get the benefits of having our fans support us during our time at home in Metairie and we get the opportunity for our team to unite at a location away from home."

The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedEx Cup event. 

Times, locations and dates for the training camp practices will be released at a later date pending the finalization of the 2014 schedule.

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