The University at Albany badly wants the Giants to return in 2013 for a 17th summer holding training camp at the school. How badly? The university is willing to reconfigure its on-campus athletic bubble in order to solve the only issue the Giants have with the facilities.
“We don’t have the resources to build a facility,’’ University at Albany president George M. Philip told The Post yesterday, “but if we can have something with adaptive reuse, that would be good.’’
At present, there is no indoor field for the Giants to use in inclement weather and missing even a single practice is unacceptable to coach Tom Coughlin, given the pared-down camp schedule in accordance with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. This summer, the Giants are scheduled for 15 practices and rain and the threat of lightning once forced them to curtail practice halfway through. The only alternative for the Giants is to run a walk-through wearing sneakers on three side-by-side indoor basketball courts, not an option that suits Coughlin.