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Redskins Unveil New Training Camp In Richmond

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Joe Theismann was on hand for the unveiling ceremony Monday Joe Theismann was on hand for the unveiling ceremony Monday

The Washington Redskins advanced to the NFL playoffs last year for the first time since 2007, and they won the NFC East for the first time since 1999. 

Now, they're making central Virginia their home, at least during the off season, as the Skins are getting ready to hold training camp at their new facility in Richmond.  The team unveiled the new training camp facility at a ceremony in Richmond Monday.

The Washington Redskins partnered with the Bon Secour Virginia Health System to bring a 17 acre world class training center to the heart of Richmond.The Skins now have two professional quality football fields to practice on. They expect their new home to attract more than 100,000 fans during the three-week training camp which will start up July 25.

Super Bowl Champion and former Redskin quarterback Joe Theismann explained why having the camp in Richmond will bring the fans a close up experience.

Theismann says, "Off to my left, is I-95.  Probably a 9-iron away.  Now that I'm older, I talk in golf, and not in terms of throwing footballs.  You have the convenience of the location, the quality of the facility, and the opportunity to have the players get themselves integrated in the community.  Albeit for just three weeks, but it's amazing the impact that a player can have coming into a hotbed Redskins area, and how it affects everybody in the community."

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