Ytib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 571 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3931 times:
This is also common in MLB as well where teams will fly into SFO as they stay in the city, and then depart from OAK after the final game. For baseball as they are there from 2 to 4 days it allows the players to be in the city versus in Oakland offering more for them to do.
Quoting SAN787 (Reply 3): can anyone confirm where visiting teams practice and stay the day before gameday?
It varies by team, and since a NFL team would fly in the day before there is not really a practice needed. They do have space at the hotel for meetings and walk through exercises... but it all depends on the coach and team.
SAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3816 times:
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 5): Last year, NW's A333 flew into SJC bringing in the Colts..... ....rare A333 into SJC..
The only known A330 to visit SAN too - Peyton and the boys...
Quoting DaufuskieGuy (Reply 6): do the Niners let visiting teams (to Oakland) use their Santa Clara facility? it is close to SJC.
I would venture to think the Raiders would have their own dedicated visitor's facility as there are 1:4 odds that both the 9ers and Raiders play home games on the same weekend. Just don't know where that facility is
Gsosbee From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3819 times:
Pro teams do not use practice facilities on the day before the games. They fly in and generally go straight to the stadium for a walk through (in street clothes), and then go to their hotel where they are in meetings through the night. (If there is bad weather, they will use a ballroom at the hotel for the walk through.
On game days they eat and are taped at the hotel before busing to the stadium. After the game it is shower, bus, airplane ASAP.
Apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4263 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3735 times:
This is the same way in Green Bay for Packers games. The Visiting team generally flies into ATW rather than GRB because the visiting team typically stays at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in downtown Appleton. However, GRB itself is not far from Lambeau Field, so the team will fly out of GRB right after the game.
One exception was two weeks ago when the Cowboys came to town. The Paper Valley had unintentionally overbooked before the NFL schedule was set, so the Cowboys stayed in Manitowoc instead. Not sure if they flew into GRB or MKE for there though.