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Colts Finalizing Deal To Return To Anderson Univ. For Training Camp

Peyton Manning and Colts will train in Anderson, Ind., if lockout is lifted
Colts Owner Jim Irsay yesterday confirmed that plans are "virtually finalized on a contract that will have his Colts holding training camp in Anderson, Ind., for the next several summers," according to Mike Chappell of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Irsay said, "We're working through the (labor) uncertainty, but you have to put things in place and have a plan. All of our people felt we had a very good experience up there last year. I look for that to be extended." The Colts held training camp in Anderson from '84-98 before relocating to Terre Haute, Ind., in '99. They "returned to Anderson last summer." Neither Irsay nor a spokesperson for Anderson Mayor Kris Okomon "would address whether there's a deadline by which Anderson University needs to know for certain if the Colts will hold camp there." Irsay conceded that it is "possible the team would hold an abbreviated camp at its West 56th Street complex if the lockout extends into August" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 5/26).

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: Lehigh Univ. Dean of Athletics Joe Sterrett yesterday said that school officials and the Eagles "have decided to make the call around mid-June on the viability of holding 2011 training camp in Bethlehem, where it has taken place every year since 1996." Sterrett previously had said that Lehigh "would like to know what's up by early June, so the school could schedule a sports festival or something to fill the gap if the Eagles weren't going to use their late-July through mid-August dates because of the NFL lockout" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 5/26).
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