New York Giants to open training camp on Friday
Monday, July 25, 2011
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants will open training camp on Friday at their team headquarters near New Meadowlands Stadium.
The Giants made the announcement late Monday afternoon, hours after the NFLPA executive committee and the 32 player representatives from the league's teams recommended to players that they vote for the 10-year deal which will end the 412-month lockout.
Earlier in the day, workers began removing roughly 6-foot long blue slants from around the practice fields at the Giants' facility, so fans will be able to see the fields and watch practices.
The team plans to erect stands outside the fences of the practice fields for seating.
The Giants have held camp at the University at Albany since 1996. But they opted to train at home this year because of the uncertainty surrounding the labor dispute.