Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – As we approach the end of the 2016 season and Super Bowl 51, 30 NFL Teams are already preparing for the 2017 season. And for the Houston Texans, a big change is coming for their Training camp. Reports from Fox 26’s Mark Berman are that the Texans will, for the first time, hold their training camp outside of Houston and in West Virginia.
The Greenbriar is a historic resort that was raised in 1778 in White Sulfer Springs, West Virginia. The Texans have held every Training Camp in Houston since they started in 2002. Many at the Houston Methodist training center right next to NRG Stadium.
The Texans have traveled for practices with opposing teams in years past going to Denver or Washington to practice before preseason games, but rarely hold their first two weeks of practice outside of the Houston heat.
Texans owner Bob McNair talked about how the cooler temperatures in West Virginia are a big factor in the consideration of moving training camp.
“We’re just working on it from this point,” McNair said. “There’s nothing firmed up but one of the issues we’ve debated from our first day here is what the effect fo the heat and humidity is in training camp and whether that puts our team at a disadvantage by staying here. We’ve had those debates on and off every year and we’re looking at it again this year.”