White Sulphur Springs, WV – March 8, 2016: The Greenbrier will turn gold and blue again this spring.
West Virginia University football reigns supreme in West Virginia. This year the Big 12 football member will play its popular Gold-Blue Spring Game at The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center on April 23, 2016.
WVU made the trip to the state-of-the-art facility, the summer home of the New Orleans Saints Training Camp, last April for a practice. WVU’s spring practice, beginning on March 13, will conclude at The Greenbrier with the annual scrimmage.
“The players and coaches had a great experience at The Greenbrier last year and we are looking forward to playing our spring game there in April,” West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen said. “The facilities are excellent, and the staff went out of their way to make sure everything went smoothly. We had a great fan turnout last year and I know it will be even better this year. A lot of WVU events will be taking place surrounding the game, so it will be a great weekend for the University and the state.”
Kickoff is scheduled for noon, with the festivities beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets will be $10/adult and $10/child, and net proceeds will benefit the WVU Children’s Hospital. WVU students will be admitted free with a valid student ID.
Information on radio and TV coverage will be announced in the near future and will be posted on the press page of The Greenbrier’s website: www.greenbrier.com/press/wvu.
“The Greenbrier is proud to host these young athletes for this annual game,” said The Greenbrier owner Jim Justice. “Fans in this part of the state are going to be thrilled to cheer on their team at The Greenbrier’s state-of-the-art Sports Performance Center. It’s going to be a great day for WVU football at The Greenbrier.”
Advance tickets are available online at www.greenbrier.com/wvu.
Parking will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For your convenience, we strongly encourage parking at Lot U (Downtown White Sulphur Springs). Limited shuttle service will be available from Lot V (Hart’s Run). The parking lots will be located at Lot W (Greenbrier Warehouse), Lot V (Hart’s Run) and Lot U (downtown White Sulphur Springs). Shuttle service from Lot V to the Sports Performance Center will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 5 p.m.
Media interested in covering the event should contact WVU Director of Football Communications Mike Montoro at (304) 293-2821 or [email protected] The Greenbrier Director of Communications Erik Hastings can also be contacted at (917) 617-0990 or [email protected]
For more information, including special rates and packages, visit www.greenbrier.com/wvu.
The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center opened in July 2014 and will host the New Orleans Saints Training Camp for the third straight year in the summer of 2016. The facility, which includes two grass fields, one synthetic field, meeting rooms, weight rooms, training rooms, offices and more, has hosted WVU, Marshall University, the New Orleans Saints, the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals.
About The Greenbrier
The Greenbrier is a distinct and spectacular luxury mountain resort situated in the Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It’s best known as “America’s Resort” and is synonymous with world-class, authentic, southern hospitality. The Greenbrier experience, beginning in 1778 offers a luxurious respite to discerning guests from around the world. The grand scale architecture, Dorothy Draper décor, immaculate attention to detail and legendary gracious service set The Greenbrier apart from all others. Play five championship golf courses (including The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s private course) or experience 55+ activities including professional indoor and outdoor tennis, Off-Road Driving and Falconry. The private, guests-only Casino Club features table games, slot machines and simulcast racing. With the purchase by native West Virginian Jim Justice in 2009 and a $350+ million restoration, The Greenbrier is now once again the leading luxury resort in the world.