Giants will not return to UAlbany this summer

Posted at: 01/04/2013 3:52 PM
Updated at: 01/04/2013 3:58 PM
By: Andrew Murphy

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The New York Giants will not be making Albany the home of their training camp this year.

The team has decided to train at the Timex Performance Center, located next to MetLife Stadium.

"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."

The team has trained the last 16 of 17 years at the UAlbany campus.

"This is Giants country, and we wish them nothing but the best," Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings said. "I have told them they are always welcome."

The Giants first trained at the UAlbany campus in 1996. The only year they did not hold a camp was in 2011, the year they won the Super Bowl.