Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans are officially taking their training camp on the road, to West Virginia and the Greenbrier Resort.
News came out last week that the Texans might spend the first two weeks of their training camp at the historic Greenbrier resort in West Virginia this year. While Owner Bob McNair said they were still looking at all the options, the team announced on Thursday they will, in fact, hold their training camp away from Houston for the first time.
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to hold training camp at the Greenbrier,” said 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 Greenbrier, located in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that opened in 1778. It has previously hosted the New Orleans Saints training camps from 2014-2016.
No official word on the exact amount of time the Texans will spend at the Greenbrier but it is likely that the they will return to Houston just before their first pre-season game.