METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints will hold training camp this summer at the same place they practice the rest of the year -- their Metairie facility.
Saints owner Tom Benson said on Monday the team has a state-of-the-art facility and sees no reason to leave it.
Training camp is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 29. It will mark only the fourth time in the team's history they have held training camp at their permanent facility. The team held training camp at the Metairie facility from 2003-2005.
Benson says fans from the region are welcome to visit training camp.
General manager Mickey Loomis says the decision to stay home was based on shifting "dynamics and economics."
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