The St. Louis Rams and Concordia University Wisconsin announced today that the Rams would move their 2008 summer training camp to the campus of the institution, located in Mequon, Wisconsin, minutes north of Milwaukee hard by Lake Michigan.
The Rams will report to camp July 24 and conduct their first practice on July 25. Camp will conclude on Aug. 14.
John Oswald, Rams Vice President of Operations:
"Head coach Scott Linehan and his staff were looking for a site that offered ideal living environment, practice conditions, and adequate facilities, plus a venue that was away from our home base. Concordia University Wisconsin fulfilled all of those objectives.
Head coach Scott Linehan:
"We were looking for a facility, away from home, where we could train for the upcoming season (the Rams trained at their permanent facility at the Russell Training Center from 2005-07). Concordia University Wisconsin provided great fields and facilities that are critical to making an off-site training camp work."
Concordia President Dr. Patrick T. Ferry:
"We are very pleased that the St. Louis Rams have selected Concordia University Wisconsin for this summer’s preseason training camp. Our state-of-the-art athletic training facility in Mequon is the ideal environment to provide a successful camp for the players and coaches. We are looking forward to having them on our campus and working closely with their coaching staff to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved."
Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin’s main campus is located on approximately 200 acres on Lake Michigan at 12800 N. Lake Shore in Mequon. The university is home to nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
The university is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities.
Concordia University Wisconsin is located 395 miles northeast of the Rams Russell Training Center in Earth City, Missouri.