The Jacksonville Jaguars will return home to Jacksonville for the team's 1996 training camp, housing players at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel while conducting meetings, workouts and practice sessions at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The announcement was made today by Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin at the Radisson Riverwalk. He was joined by Susan Beyers, regional vice president of sales & marketing for GENCOM, the parent company of the Radisson Riverwalk; and Rene' Schiegg, general manager of the Radisson Riverwalk.
Training camp will officially open on July 18 when the Jaguars begin workouts on the new practice fields adjacent to the stadium. Training camp practice sessions will be open to the public for viewing for the first four weeks.
³We'll be back home, and our fans will have a great opportunity to watch the growth and development of our team as we prepare for our second season,² Coughlin said. ³Having the familiarity of being in our own lockerroom, weight room and meeting rooms will hopefully provide us with an optimum atmosphere for the learning and preparation that goes into training camp. This is also a nice reward for the greatest fans in the NFL, to be able to watch their team practice in their home city through the preseason.²
The Radisson Riverwalk Hotel, ³The Official Hotel of the Jaguars Training Camp,² will house all 80 players throughout training camp, a total of approximately 3,000 room nights.