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Redskins reveal Richmond Training Camp schedule

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The Washington Redskins training camp will begin its second season in Richmond on July 24, the team announced Friday.

The camp will include 15 practice sessions, including three dates with the New England Patriots and a Fan Appreciation Day, before wrapping up on August 11.

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The addition of the joint practices with the Patriots on August 4 to 6 gives this year's camp a broader appeal, after last year's largely successful inaugural sessions. More than 165,000 fans came over the course of the camp, including 25,000 for Fan Appreciation Day, which is scheduled for August 2 this year.

Admission is free for all practices and fans will have chances to get autographs and take pictures with players.

"All of us at the Washington Redskins are extremely excited to return to Richmond for Training Camp this season," Redskins President Bruce Allen said. "Our inaugural camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center last year was a tremendous success, whether it related to our on-field work, our connection with the fans or the number of children we were able to positively impact in the community. We look forward to returning to do all those things and prepare for our upcoming season."

The camp will take place at the $10 million Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center on Broad Street, which debuted last season and features two full-size natural grass fields, a natural grass drill field, spectator areas, locker rooms and a high-tech training room.

"Bon Secours is thrilled to have the Washington Redskins back in Richmond for training camp. Our health system is proud to partner with an organization that is expanding health and wellness initiatives in our area," said Peter Bernard, CEO of Bon Secours Virginia Health System. "This is an exciting time for fans and our community."

The City of Richmond has not yet announced the parking options for this year's camp, but Mayor Dwight Jones expects attendance to increase this year. 

"The Redskins training camp had an exciting first year, and I know this year will be even better as Richmond and the Redskins welcome the New England Patriots to town," said the mayor. "We're expecting even more people and lots more fun, and we've created a family friendly atmosphere for our residents and out of town guests. People came from all 50 states last year, to discover everything that Virginia's capital city has to offer. We hope people enjoy their stay in Richmond."

The team plans special events giveaways and other unique fan experience destinations. Special exhibits will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia and the Children's Museum of Richmond, which are located near the training facility. 

"I am thrilled to begin the second year of the great relationship between the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Washington Redskins," Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe said. "This year's training camp is an opportunity for families from all over Virginia to follow the team they love and experience the great culture, dining, shopping and more that the Richmond region has to offer. I am looking forward to visiting camp this year and I encourage all of my fellow fans to join me."

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