The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, will be filled with NFL talent once again this summer as the Houston Texans have announced they will hold their Training Camp at the 3-yearold facility on the property of The Greenbrier resort.
“We couldn’t be more excited about having the Houston Texans come to The Greenbrier for Training Camp,” said Jill Justice, D.O., President, The Greenbrier.
“Our guests and football fans from all over will have the opportunity to watch these exceptional athletes practice for free and experience everything America’s Resort has to offer. The Texans will find a wonderful facility that will help them prepare for the 2017 season.”
Built in 2014, The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center hosted the New Orleans Saints Training Camp in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and has also hosted practices for the West Virginia University and Marshall University football teams. The Arizona Cardinals made a stop at the facility for a week between road games in 2015, and the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots practiced with the Saints for two days in 2015.
The multi-purpose Sports Performance Center, which includes two grass fields, one artificial surface field and a training facility complete with a weight room, training room, locker rooms and offices, has also hosted soccer, lacrosse and other youth events and will be the home of The Spring League, a new instructional football league developed to give NFL free agents an opportunity to showcase their talents to scouts, in April.
“We are extremely proud of our facility, and everybody who has visited it has been thrilled with the experience,” said Habibi Mamone, executive tournament director of The Greenbrier Classic. “We’re so excited that the Texans have made the choice to hold Training Camp at The Greenbrier, and we look forward to giving them a special welcome this summer.”
“We’re thrilled to have the Texans coming to West Virginia,” added West Virginia Governor Jim Justice. “Any time we can bring new visitors to our state and showcase its beauty and its people to a new audience, that’s a great opportunity. Having the Texans and their fans here is also a tremendous boost for the economy in the area, and we know the community will embrace the Texans as their own.”
The Houston Texans, founded as an expansion franchise in 1999, competed in their first NFL season in 2002, making the organization the youngest in the NFL. The club has already found plenty of success, however, including four AFC South championships.
Head coach Bill O’Brien led the Texans to a 9-7 regular season record in 2016, their third straight 9-7 campaign. The AFC South champions defeated the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the NFL Playoffs before being eliminated by the Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round.
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to hold training camp at The Greenbrier,” said Houston Texans Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Rick Smith. “It’s a wonderful place and the facilities and climate combine for an ideal environment as our team trains, bonds, and prepares for the 2017 season.”
The dates of the Texans’ visit to The Greenbrier will be announced soon.
The Greenbrier is a distinct and spectacular luxury mountain resort situated in the Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It’s best known as “America’s Resort” and is synonymous with world-class, authentic, southern hospitality. The Greenbrier experience, beginning in 1778, offers a luxurious respite to discerning guests from around the world. The grand scale architecture, Dorothy Draper décor, immaculate attention to detail and legendary gracious service set The Greenbrier apart from all others. Guests walk in the footsteps of Presidents, celebrities and generations of families who regard The Greenbrier as a “one of one” destination. The 710 perfectly appointed Signature Resort Rooms, Classic and Historic Suites, Legacy Cottages and Estate Homes are situated on our breathtaking 11,000-acre playground.
Play championship golf courses or experience more than 55 activities, including professional indoor and outdoor tennis, Off-Road Driving and Falconry. America’s only private casino features table games, slot machines and simulcast racing. The Greenbrier’s full-service, 40,000-square-foot world-renowned spa is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious mineral spas in the world, and the Retail Collection is comprised of 36 boutiques, shops and hand-crafted works of art.
In addition to The Main Dining Room, The Greenbrier Restaurant Collection is comprised of 19 restaurants, cafés and lounges featuring traditional, award–winning southern-inspired cuisine.
— The Greenbrier