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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Irvine, California, has emerged as the favorite to host the New Orleans Saints’ 2024 training camp, multiple sources said this week. After weeks of exploration, Saints officials have targeted a site at the University of California-Irvine in suburban Los Angeles, ...

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Irvine, California, has emerged as the favorite to host the New Orleans Saints’ 2024 training camp, multiple sources said this week.

After weeks of exploration, Saints officials have targeted a site at the University of California-Irvine in suburban Los Angeles, where the Los Angeles Rams have conducted their training camps in recent years.



The Saints have held training camp at their Metairie training complex since 2017, but an ongoing construction project on the team’s cafeteria adjacent to the indoor training facility will force the team to move camp elsewhere this year. Both facilities -- the cafeteria and indoor practice field -- are critical for training camp, when rosters expand to 90 players and inclement weather can impact practices.

Saints officials have kept mum publicly about their plans. Saints head coach Dennis Allen said last year that moving the 2024 camp was a possibility because of the renovation project.

"Nothing’s been determined, but yeah, that’s something that we might consider," Allen said in August.

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Makes sense. July/August (heat) can be down right brutal on the fans and athletes.

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Might be good for the teambuildning. Hang out together and all that.
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Just out of curiosity: How many of y'all attend at least one practice during tthe Summer?
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Just out of curiosity: How many of y'all attend at least one practice during tthe Summer?
The reality is that there are limited seating/standing opportunities. I went once or twice, but quickly realized my fingertips did the walking a bit better.
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Just out of curiosity: How many of y'all attend at least one practice during tthe Summer?
I used to go regular basis when it was open seating. Then they changed it to reserving tickets online a few years back and I wasn't going through the hassle. Although, last year I had plans to go but came up sick as a dog that day. That's OK. I didn't miss too much. Honestly, this is the year to be there while they install the new Kubiak offense.
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This is very close to me. Irvine is a lovely community, very safe and modern, with a lot of medical and education workers. Its probably like an hour or more from Downtown LA, much more typical Orange County. There is good Asian food. I wonder how much will be open to the public. I will try to check out some practices or scrimmages.
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This is very close to me. Irvine is a lovely community, very safe and modern, with a lot of medical and education workers. Its probably like an hour or more from Downtown LA, much more typical Orange County. There is good Asian food. I wonder how much will be open to the public. I will try to check out some practices or scrimmages.
Keep an eye out here for ticket info. I usually post it as soon as it is made public. They've been offering the tickets to season tickets holders first and then if any are left they have a first come first served online deal for the various open dates. Tickets are free, but required to attend.
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Keep an eye out here for ticket info. I usually post it as soon as it is made public. They've been offering the tickets to season tickets holders first and then if any are left they have a first come first served online deal for the various open dates. Tickets are free, but required to attend.


That was when I stopped going. I miss the old days of just showing up early to get good seats in front of the O line and Drew to watch them closely at practice.
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