Richmond, VA – Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that the Washington Redskins will move their preseason training camp to Richmond beginning in the summer of 2013.
A suitable training camp site has yet to be determined.
"The Washington Redskins bringing their summer training camp to Richmond is beyond exciting," said Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones. "This will have a great economic impact for Richmond and the region! I thank the owners and senior executives of the Redskins for their ongoing work with us to determine the right facilities to meet the team's needs. I thank Governor McDonnell for his leadership. Hail to the Redskins!"
In addition, the Redskins will keep their corporate headquarters in the Commonwealth. They will also expand Redskins Park in Loudoun County, where their training facility is located.
"Virginia considers the Redskins our team," said McDonell. "The team is based here. The team trains here. The players live here. Virginians root for the Redskins on the field, and off the field the team contributes greatly to the economy and culture of the Commonwealth."