AdvoCare Sports Performance Center & Center Court at Creekside
The Saints have marched in! The Greenbrier, the historic American resort in West Virginia is now home for the New Orleans Saints Training Camp, from late July into early August.
Three practice fields have been built on property, two natural turf and one synthetic grass, along with the AdvoCare Sports Performance Center, a 55,000-square-foot multi-purpose building equipped with meeting rooms, weight rooms, locker rooms, training and physical therapy accommodations, and kitchen and dining facilities.
The Saints selected The Greenbrier for its location and mild weather, with summer temperatures in the low 80s. The Greenbrier will provide the team with another environment conducive for learning, competing and getting ready for the regular NFL season. All Saints players and staff will stay at the resort, enjoying the benefits of this world-class destination resort, spa and golf club.
“We are very excited about this new opportunity with the New Orleans Saints, which will benefit all the people of West Virginia, bringing in tourism and new jobs,” said Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier. “I want to particularly thank West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Senate President Kessler, Speaker of the House Miley, and all of the Legislature for their commitment in promoting tourism and tourism jobs.”
And, if that excitement was not enough, in early September another professional sports venue was announced-Center Court at Creekside, opening June 2015.
Set on the banks of Howard’s Creek on the resort’s grounds, Center Court at Creekside is a 46,000-square-foot tennis facility designed by Detroit-based ROSSETTI architects. The stadium will be built in a unique U-shaped bowl configuration to maximize the sweeping views of the creek, the historic Old White TPC championship golf course (home to the resort’s annual PGA TOUR FedExCup event, The Greenbrier Classic) and the Allegheny Mountains beyond. The design also allows for a multi-functional plaza between the creek and the stadium court, which can accommodate courtside hospitality tents and additional grandstand seating.
The new Center Court at Creekside will be equipped with up to 400 corporate loge seats, professional-grade lighting and broadcast-ready camera areas—making it the ideal venue for premier tennis events such as The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, which kicks off its third annual tournament on September 20 and 21, 2014, featuring Greenbrier Tennis Pro Emeritus Pete Sampras alongside legendary tennis pro John McEnroe, former world #1 Andy Roddick and rising star Ryan Harrison.
“It’s been a real pleasure to match the rich sporting heritage at The Greenbrier with a unique professional-level stadium to enhance the tennis viewing experience for patrons,” said Matt Rossetti, President of ROSSETTI.“The beautiful natural setting is a real asset to the design that we don’t normally encounter. It will be a stand-out experience for Greenbrier guests and players and will continue its tradition as one of the finest sporting resorts in the U.S.”
“We are so excited to be able to take the already top-of-the-line tennis facilities at The Greenbrier to a whole new level,” says Jim Justice, Owner and Chairman of The Greenbrier. “With folks like Pete Sampras as our resident Tennis Pro Emeritus and such legends as Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe and former World #1 Andy Roddick as our guests, it was only right that The Greenbrier should have the premier resort tennis stadium in the US to call its own!”
For more information about The Greenbrier, please visit www.greenbrier.com. To learn more about real estate opportunities at the only community to call The Greenbrier home, visit www.greenbriersportingclub.com or call 855-564-7145.