Jun 11, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Travaris Cadet (39) tosses his helmet during minicamp at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints begin move to West Virginia for training camp

The New Orleans Saints have packed up the trucks and are trekking North to West Virginia. The team will hold three weeks of their training camp at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. A practice facility field is currently being prepared for their arrival.

It’s safe to say that the Saints will have all the comforts in the world for their three week stay and may never want to leave. Nestled in the rolling Allegheny mountains of eastern West Virginia, Greenbrier is a sprawling hotel with a PGA golf course and rich American history. The Greenbrier was once the emergency destination for the President of the United States and his heads of state in the event of a nuclear war. The Greenbrier has an underground nuclear safe house which is now a tourist attraction.

From the back of the hotel you can see the mountains and take a 14 mile hike up and around the mountains. It’s a beautiful climb, I’ve made it three times myself.

The Saints won’t likely get the chance to climb the mountains but they will get to enjoy the vistas and everything that the hotel has to offer. The team won’t report until later this month, July 24th, but trucks from the teams facility in New Orleans are on their way. The team will send four trucks that are 53 feet long another four that are 26 feet long and a 34 foot trailer. The team will cart everything they need for pre-season including all pads, equipment, practice dummies, etc… Which is a good thing because if they forget something, there isn’t much around The Greenbrier to find suitable replacements.

The facility is still working to get the field ready but expects it be ready to go by the end of the month.

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