Wednesday, May 14, 2008
St. Louis Rams To Hold Training Camp in Mequon, WI
The St. Louis Rams have chosen Concordia University in Mequon as their new home for NFL Training Camp. In addition to Concordia, the Rams had considered UW-Oshkosh, UW-Whitewater, Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill., and the Bishop O'Connor Center near Madison.
Concordia emerged as the front-runner largely because of the abundance of practice facilities on the Concordia campus and a new residence hall to house players, staff and coaches. The Rams also have a scrimmage scheduled this summer in Tennessee against the Titans and wanted access to a major airport.
Coach Scott Linehan also indicated last week that he was in favor of holding camp at Concordia.
The Rams are expected to report to camp beginning July 24
The decision means that three professional football teams will stage their summer camps in Wisconsin. Besides the Green Bay Packers, the Kansas City Chiefs spend their summers at UW-River Falls.
It's great for the state of Wisconsin and fans of the NFL. Being able to drive just down the road and watch the Rams will be very exciting for the metro Milwaukee community.