Redskins training camp site list narrowed to four

Posted at 2:19 PM, Jul 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-26 17:49:35-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - The committee working to find a spot in Richmond for the Washington Redskins to move training camp next year has narrowed its list from more than 10 down to four locations. Committee Chair Mike Fraizer said the committee met with Redskins officials to figure out which areas worked best for the team.

“We are all on the same page about the criteria that must be met," said Fraizer in an emailed statement. "We are now performing detailed assessment work on each of these sites and anticipate completing this work by mid-August.”

City officials would not disclose the four locations citing potential issues that might arise.

"Not all of the sites are owned by the city," said Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones in the statement. "We do not want to compromise any negotiations that may be needed."

In June CBS 6 reporter Catie Beck reported on a list of potential sites circulating among committee members.

That list included:

  • Richmond City Stadium
  • The Sports Backers complex on Boulevard
  • Church-owned soccer fields on Brook Road
  • Fields at Virginia Union University
  • Undeveloped property near Stony Point Shopping Center

Fraizer said his committee evaluated the sites keeping five key considerations in mind:

  1. football operations needs
  2. fan experience
  3. development considerations
  4. economic development benefits
  5. alternative uses during the remainder of the year

Whichever site is chosen, the land must have room for two playing fields, a field house, support facilities and parking. 

The Redskins are expected to visit the short list of sites next month.