State delegate questions if Redskins training camp move is fiscally responsible

Posted at 8:32 PM, Oct 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-26 20:39:43-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A Republican state lawmaker and longtime Democratic strategist are teaming up, in questioning how much it costs to bring the Washington Redskins’ training camp to Richmond.

Delegate Manoli Loupassi and Paul Goldman have sent a letter to the Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones’ Office, in which they refer to the agreement as a “multimillion dollar sweetheart deal,” and say the city is not spending taxpayer dollars wisely to have the Redskins camp relocate to Richmond for just a short period of time each year.

Earlier this week the team announced it would hold summer practices on renovated land behind the Science Museum of Virginia, starting next year.

The Mayor’s Office responded to CBS 6 about the letter, saying many details must still be finalized, but they are confident the move will offer the best overall value for the residents of the city and all stakeholders, including the Governor’s Office, Bon Secours, and the Redskins.