For the first time since 2002, the Washington Redskins may be conducting training camp in a new location. After spending the last nine years at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., the team is planning on moving training camp to a location near George Mason University in Fairfax, according to a report by Mike Jones in the Washington Post.
[Three] sources said the Redskins have made arrangements to take over The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel in Fairfax for the month of August, and they have held preliminary discussions about using George Mason's campus for training camp.
The Redskins reportedly wanted to move training camp last year, but began too late in the process, forcing Mike Shanahan to go back to Redskins Park. They held training camp in Carlisle, Pa., from 1963-1994, and returned there in 2001 and 2002. From 1994 to 1999, they had training camp in Frostburg, Md.
The Redskins have not confirmed the report, with senior vice president Tony Wyllie only saying that the team is "exploring their options." Of course, all of this is pending that there is a season and a new collective bargaining agreement is in place.