Giants officials met with officials from the University at Albany last week and are "working toward a return" to Albany for their annual summer training camp, according to a Giants spokesman. The negotiations are ongoing, but it is starting to appear likely the team will return there for a 15th consecutive year.
"We met with university staff last week (and) we had a thorough, productive meeting," Giants VP of communications, Pat Hanlon said. "As has always been the case, the university is working with us to address our concerns. So we are working toward a return, but we’re not there yet."
My take: If this happens, it would be great news for me -- and for all of Big Blue View Nation. That's because, as many of you probably remember, I live 20 minutes from the UAlbany campus and would then be able to attend and report on camp every day. That was a great experience last summer, and I would love to do it again.
As for the team perspective, the Giants do have a brand new practice facility. Yet, there is seemingly something beneficial to a team about getting out of their normal environment and being able to concentrate solely on the task at hand.