Texans announce they’re heading to West Virginia for training camp

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The Houston Texans have announced that they will spend a portion of next season’s training camp in West Virginia.

It was reported last week that the Texans will be spending the first two weeks of training camp at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

The Texans announced today that they will in fact be going out of state in order to train in a much more comfortable climate in an attempt to avoid the Houston heat and humidity during the summer.

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“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.”

From HoustonTexans.com:

"The Greenbrier, located in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has hosted distinguished guests from around the world since 1778, including 26 U.S. presidents. Known as “America’s Resort,” The Greenbrier encompasses more than 10,000 acres of rolling landscape that includes: four golf courses; a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility; a multi-purpose Sports Performance Center, which includes two grass fields, one artificial surface field and a training facility; a 40,000-square-foot spa rated by Conde Nast as one of the top 25 in the world; a breadth of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur Jim Justice II."

If any Texans fans are thinking about making the drive from Houston to The Greenbrier, it’s just under 20 hours.

A round trip flight from Houston to West Virginia is going for $675 a person.

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