Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that, the Redskins will begin working with the City of Richmond to identify a suitable training camp site to hold summer practice in Richmond, starting in 2013.
The Washington Redskins will move their summer training camp to Richmond for an eight-year run beginning in 2013
Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones commented, “The Washington Redskins bringing their summer training camp to Richmond is beyond exciting. This will have a great economic impact for Richmond and the region! I thank the owners and senior executives of the Redskins for their ongoing work with us to determine the right facilities to meet the team’s needs. I thank Governor McDonnell for his leadership. Hail to the Redskins!”
The Redskins’ decision to bring the camp to Richmond was less about available facilities than the opportunity to get the team away from home in the preseason and to market the team to an area that encompasses Hampton Roads and southern Virginia as well as the greater Richmond region, according to Suzette P. Denslow, chief of staff to the mayor..
"They think Richmond opens them up to a broader market and a market that is supportive of the Redskins."
The team is currently holding its training camp in Ashburn.
“In conjunction with the governor’s office and the City of Richmond, we also look forward to finding a great summer training camp facility in the city for both our team and our fans to enjoy,” Bruce Allen, Redskins executive vice president and general manager, said in the release.
The City of Richmond is considering a number of locations for Redskins summer practice and will make further announcements regarding that process in the days and weeks ahead.
Training Camp Frequently Asked Questions
When does Redskins Training Camp start?
for 2012 The Redskins’ first training camp practice is Thursday, July 28 at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va. Click here for the full schedule of dates and times when training camp is open to the public.
Is there any cost to park and enter the practice fields at Redskins Park?
Parking and admission are FREE.
How long are practices?
Generally, practice times last between 90 minutes and two hours.
How can I find out if practice is cancelled or if practice time has been changed?
Check Redskins.com daily for updates on practice information. The Redskins will notify fans of practice time changes or cancellations, as information becomes available.
Can I bring a camera and take photos?
Fans are welcome to bring a camera for still photography. However, video cameras are prohibited.
Can I bring my pet?
Animals are prohibited (except for certified guide dogs assisting disabled guests).
How can I get autographs?
There are no guarantees players will be available for autographs. However, oftentimes coaches and players will sign autographs for fans after practice.
How can my Kids Club Member get VIP access?
Kids Club Members are invited to the Kids Club VIP tent on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrive early, as spaces will fill up fast. Each Kids Club Member is allowed to enter the VIP tent with only one adult. Due to space limitations, additional family members and guests cannot be accommodated. Please contact email@example.com with questions or concerns. Additional details are available onwww.redskinskidsclub.com.