PHOTOS FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE:

Jim Justice
Jim Justice, Chairman and Owner of The Greenbrier.
Locker Room for the New Orleans Saints
Locker Room for the New Orlean Saints in The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center.

 

 

TRANSCRIPT FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE:

View PDF of the Press Conference Transcript from July 28, 2015


PRESS RELEASE FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE:


THE GREENBRIER WELCOMES
THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS!


2015 Training Camp Presented by Verizon to Include Picnic with the Saints
and Practice Sessions with Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots

 
White Sulphur Springs, WV – July 28, 2015: Jim Justice, Chairman and Owner of The Greenbrier, welcomes the New Orleans Saints and their fans to The Greenbrier this week for the start of the 2015 Training Camp Presented by Verizon at the classic American destination resort in the foothills of West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains.  The New Orleans Saints 2015 Training Camp Presented by Verizon will be in session from July 30th through August 20th at The Greenbrier, including the Picnic with the Saints and special Practice with the New England Patriots.

Picnic with the Saints: Fans are invited to join in celebration of the players and coaches for a Picnic with the Saints on Sunday, August 9th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm immediately following the team’s practice. Tickets to this event will include hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, watermelon and beverages. During the picnic, “Meet & Greets” with the players and coaches as well as autograph and photograph opportunities will be available!  Limited tickets are available for a purchase price of $10, and are available now for pre-order online at www.greenbrier.com/picnic. Guests who purchase in advance online should bring their checkout receipt and the credit card that was used to place the order to Will Call (located at the White Sulphur Springs Water Plant parking lot at 1266 Big Draft Road, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986) to receive their tickets.

Practice with the New England Patriots: On Wednesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 20th, the New Orleans Saints and the Super Bowl Champions, New England Patriots, will hold joint practices (exact times to be announced). In addition to parking in White Sulphur Springs, there will be additional parking provided at the State Fair of West Virginia Fairgrounds off of AEI Drive in Fairlea on August 19th and 20th only. Please go to www.greenbrier.com/patriots to pre-order your transportation ticket. Parking is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the practices is free; the transportation fee is $5 per adult and $2 per child 12 and under.

Parking Information: Parking for spectators will be located at the White Sulphur Springs Water Plant (Address: 1266 Big Draft Road, WSS, WV 24986).  Parking is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Spectators will pass a security check and then board on-site charter buses for the short ride to the practice facility. This is the only form of transportation that is allowed to enter the training camp facility. Personal vehicles, walk-ins, and private buses/motor coaches are not permitted.

Please go to www.greenbrier.com/saints to pre-order your transportation ticket. The transportation fee is $5 per adult and $2 per child 12 and under.  The ticket will also enable you access to ALL of The Greenbrier’s 55 activities including a voucher for a discounted retail item and access to The Greenbrier’s Restaurant Collection. Transportation will run continuously throughout the day taking spectators between the parking lots, football facility and resort. Advance purchase tickets may be picked up at Will Call.

Admission Information: For fans wishing to attend workouts, admission is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited bleacher seating is available; please note: there is no reserved seating. Additional seating on the berm is available. There is no admission charge for watching training camp practice.

Practice updates and special events: Media and fan alerts, updates and schedule changes will be made daily on www.neworleanssaints.com (once training camp starts), and on the team’s Twitter (@Saints) and Facebook pages (facebook.com/neworleanssaints). Please note that practices at The Greenbrier may be cancelled or closed to the public in the event of inclement weather. Practice times and field locations are subject to change with little or no advance warning at the discretion of the Football Operations Staff. Updates are promptly available on the club's digital media platforms.

ABOUT THE GREENBRIER
Nestled in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: five golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility, along with an exciting new 2,500 seat tennis stadium named Center Court at Creekside; The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; luxury real estate at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to the New Orleans Saints’ Training Camp, The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedExCup Event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds. For more information, please visit www.greenbrier.com.

** Note to media: For detailed media and fan information, please see the press release issued by The Greenbrier on July 14, 2015.

CONTACT
Erik Hastings
Director of Communications
The Greenbrier
erik_hastings@greenbrier.com