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In true Louisiana style, a trumpet bleated "When the Saints Go Marching In," to ring in the era of the New Orleans Saints spending time training at The Greenbrier resort at White Sulphur Springs.

Sean Payton, head coach of the Saints, was at the Capitol March 20 for a ceremonial bill signing of a measure designed to allow tax credits for The Greenbrier to expand with a medical facility and training camp.

A training facility for the Saints is expected to be part of the first phase of a sports medicine center The Greenbrier's owner, Jim Justice, first announced in 2011.

The tax cuts could total as much as $25 million over the next 10 years. Justice has said building the football training facilities will cost between $20 million and $25 million to build.

Justice also attended the bill signing event. He has said the Saints would be at The Greenbrier July 18 through Aug. 16, and he would make sure the facility is open to the public to observe.

According to a March 13 release from The Greenbrier, Justice has committed to building three practice fields on property at the resort (two natural turf and one synthetic grass), along with a 55,000-square-foot multi-purpose building equipped with meeting rooms, weight rooms, locker rooms, training and physical therapy accommodations, and kitchen and dining facilities. 

That news release stated the Saints selected The Greenbrier for its location and mild weather, with summer temperatures in the low 80s. All Saints players and staff will stay at the resort.