Rams pick Wisconsin for site of training camp

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ST. LOUIS -- After holding summer training camp at home for three years, the St. Louis Rams are heading to Wisconsin.

The Rams announced Tuesday that they've chosen Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, a suburb of Milwaukee. The Rams considered returning to Western Illinois University and looked at Wisconsin-Whitewater.

After holding camp at Western Illinois for nine years, the team trained at Rams Park in suburban St. Louis. Rams coach Scott Linehan felt a change would be a good thing for the Rams, whose 3-13 showing in an injury-filled 2007 was the worst since they moved to St. Louis in 1995.

"Concordia University Wisconsin provided great fields and facilities that are critical to making an off-site training camp work," Linehan said in a statement.

Concordia was the favorite because it offers two Fieldturf practice fields similar to the team's game-day surface.

The Rams report to camp July 24 with practice starting the next day. Training camp ends Aug. 14.

-- AP

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