Redskins may bring training camp to Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Washington Redskins may soon call Richmond its training camp home.

The Mayor's office confirmed to NBC12 that representatives from Washington Redskins were in town Wednesday looking at Richmond as a possible location for training camp. This was one of several meetings that have taken place over the course of the last month and a half, some of which have included Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones and Redskins' owner Daniel Snyder.

News of the trip trickled out Wednesday morning. One Redskins fan site wrote that the team was looking at the old City Stadium as a possible new home. The stadium is home to the Richmond Kickers and was previously home to the University of Richmond football team.

Currently, the Redskins train at Redskins Park in Ashburn in Northern Virginia in July and August. Fans can catch a glimpse of the team in action for free and get photographs and autographs with players.

Richmond is one of many options the team is exploring and while the River City may be a possible destination for the event, Old Dominion, William and Mary and Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (where the team used to hold its camp), all have not been contacted, according to the school's athletic directors.

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