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Saints coach Payton on hand for W.Va. bill signing

Thursday - 3/20/2014, 4:20pm  ET

JONATHAN MATTISE
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- While visiting the West Virginia Capitol, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton praised his team's plans to move some of its training camp to The Greenbrier.

Payton was on hand Thursday as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a tourism bill. The Greenbrier's training camp and a new medical facility would benefit from the law's tax credits.

Greenbrier owner Jim Justice estimated the Saints would train at the White Sulphur Springs resort from July 18 to Aug. 16. Admission will be free.

Justice said building new football training grounds will cost $20 million to $25 million.

The medical center tax breaks could total up to $25 million over 10 years. The $86 million facility will likely open next year. Justice said he expects to draw top doctors for professional athletes.


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