RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The Washington Redskins were in town to show off their brand new Richmond training camp on Monday. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones and Redskins representatives were on hand to officially open the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.
Click the video box below to watch the CBS 6 sports director Lane Casadonte’s report.
The Washington Redskins are set to take the field, near the Science Museum of Virginia, on July 25 when training camp begins.
The team broke ground in February on the $11 million facility.
Redskins training camp will only last three weeks each year. So what will the site be used for the rest of the time? Casadonte posed that question to Mayor Jones.
Click the video box below to watch the mayor's response.
“We’re building a better facility for the fans. It will have better sightlines than our current training camp. I think it will give fans from Charlottesville and beyond a chance to attend training camp,” Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said during the groundbreaking ceremony.