B.C. Lions extend training camp contract with city of Kamloops

By Earl Seitz
July 26, 2017 - 11:31am Updated: July 26, 2017 - 6:21pm

KAMLOOPS — The City of Kamloops and B.C. Lions have reached agreement on a new three year contract that will see the Lions continue to hold their training camp at Hillside Stadium through 2020.

Just ahead of the 2017 camp here in June, Lions VP of Business George Chayka said Kamloops is a good fit for the Lions.

“The combination of outstanding facilities and community support makes our decision to remain in Kamloops a very easy one,” said Lions’ VP, Business George Chayka. “The relationships we have built in Kamloops over the past eight years with fans and local businesses have created a model for other CFL teams looking to partner with a community for training camp and we’re thrilled to be back for three more years.”

The Lions have been holding training camp in Kamloops since 2010.

“When it comes to the combination of facilities, community support and climate, there is no comparison to being in Kamloops each June,” said VP of football operations, GM and head coach Wally Buono. “It’s an outstanding experience for our players and coaches each year and I am extremely pleased to know we will be coming back for the next three training camps.”

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