OXNARD, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - The New Orleans Saints are coming to Oxnard, CA for a one-week training camp August 21-27 at the pristine Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge. Flying in to Oxnard after their pre-season match-up against Houston on Saturday, the Saints will maintain their afternoon schedule beginning Monday, August 22 on the River Ridge fields. Practice sessions will be open to the public daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. through Friday, August 26.

The announcement came last week that Coach Sean Payton would be returning to the Residence Inn by Marriott, this time as head coach of the New Orleans Saints. Payton's last training camp session at the accommodating Oxnard, CA long-term stay hotel was in 2004 and 2005 as assistant coach with the Dallas Cowboys.

"We're excited to welcome the Saints to our hotel," said David Dreher, General Manager of the Residence Inn. "My team is committed to making this a successful and memorable camp for the Saints."

Located adjacent to the River Ridge fields, the Residence Inn by Marriott boasts 252 spacious Oxnard suites and over 10,000 square feet of event space that will transform into classrooms and dining space for the Saints during their stay. The hotel's flexible meeting rooms in Oxnard and extensive offering of event services and equipment make the Residence Inn an ideal choice for team training.

"The decision to bring camp to the Residence Inn by Marriott, Oxnard was a last minute one but everything has fallen into place nicely," said James Nagaoka, Director of Operations for the Saints. "The mild temperatures in Oxnard create ideal training conditions for the players."

As one of the most relaxed meeting venues in Oxnard, the neighborhood setting and meticulously landscaped 12-acre grounds that encompass the Residence Inn by Marriott will allow players to eat, sleep, train and study in one location, while enjoying serene views of the River Ridge Golf Course as a backdrop. The area's mild, low to mid 70-degree temperatures and decreased humidity is perfect for training. Following a walk-through on Saturday morning, the Saints will depart for Oakland where they will meet the Raiders on Sunday, August 28 for their third pre-season game.

Additional information regarding the Residence Inn by Marriott Oxnard River Ridge may be found at www.oxnardresidenceinn.com or by calling 805-278-2200. Sales and marketing inquiries should be directed to Millicent Bennett at 805-604-4950.

About the Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge
The Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge is a premier choice among extended-stay hotels in Oxnard, CA offering corporate apartments, exceptional service and gracious amenities to help travelers feel at home whether traveling for business or leisure. A complimentary buffet breakfast served daily from the hotel's Gatehouse and evening social hours are designed to fit the needs of busy travelers visiting the Los Angeles / Santa Barbara area. Sitting adjacent to the PGA-rated River Ridge Golf Course, there are plenty of recreational opportunities at this unique hotel property, which maintains two swimming pools, five lighted tennis courts and a fitness center for the convenience of guests.

Contact Information:

Millicent Bennett
Director of Sales
Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge