The New York Giants and the University at Albany jointly announced on Wednesday, June 6 the training camp schedule for 2012, to take place on the UAlbany campus from July 26 through August 15. The team is returning to the Capital Region after a one-year absence due to the NFL lockout.
The New York Giants are traveling to UAlbany for the 16th summer, the longest period at one site in the team's training camp history. The Giants previously spent thirteen summers at Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y. from 1975-87. The Giants, who have also trained in the states of Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Oregon, previously worked out at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey prior to their arrival on the UAlbany campus.
The Giants have trained on the UAlbany campus, just 2 1/2 hours north of their home facility, the Timex Performance Center in East Rutherford, N.J., since 1996. In the 15 years that the Giants have trained at UAlbany, the preseason camp has averaged more than 33,000 fans per summer. The camp attendance mark of 46,960 was established in 2009, and was the fourth time attendance surpassed 40,000-plus. One of the practice fields used is now known as Mara-Tisch Field, and was dedicated on Aug. 16, 2007 in honor of the team's late owners Wellington Mara and Robert Tisch.
In 2012, the Giants will report to camp on Thursday, July 26. Workouts will begin on Friday, July 27 with a single afternoon practice at 1:00 p.m. The three-week camp concludes on August 15. Giants training camp will feature 14 single practices, all at 1:00 p.m. The entire training camp schedule can be accessed through www.giants.com or www.ualbanysports.com.
Please note that due to current construction on the UAlbany campus, locations for practices and access has changed.
2012 New York Giants Training Camp Schedule
Thurs., July 26: Players Report
Fri., July 27: 1:00 p.m.
Sat., July 28: 1:00 p.m.
Sun., July 29: 1:00 p.m.
Mon., July 30: 1:00 p.m.
Tues., July 31: No practice.
Wed., Aug. 1: 1:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 2: 1:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 3: 1:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 4: 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 5: No Practice
Mon., Aug. 6: 1:00 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 7: 1:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 8: 1:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 9: No Practice
Fri., Aug. 10: at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 11: No Practice
Sun., Aug. 12: 1:00 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 13: 1:00 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 14: 1:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 15: No Practice – Break Camp