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Redskins, Richmond announce training camp site

The Washington Redskins will move to a new location for training camp beginning in 2013.

Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Redskins, along with the city of Richmond, Virginia, announced the Redskins would move their training camp practices to a new facility in Richmond beginning in 2013.

The Redskins previously trained at Redskins Park, but will move practices to the new facility, which will be developed by the city of Richmond and the Bon Secours Richmond Health System. The facility will be built on the land behind the Science Museum of Virginia and will be funded as part of a $40 million private investment.

The facility will be part of a larger development plan which is expected to generate 120 new jobs for the area. The Redskins would begin using the facility next summer and reportedly agreed to an eight-year agreement. The economic impact of the Redskins training camp is estimated to be $8.5 million per year.

Redskins executive vice president and general manager Bruce Allen said the organization is excited about the move and the new "world-class" facility.

"We believe our Richmond training camp experience will become the model for all professional sports teams," Allen said in a press release.

Redskins training camp lasts for roughly three weeks each year, beginning in late July and running until the middle of August.