Redskins' players weigh in on training camp to Richmond
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Washington Redskins brought their anniversary tour to the Richmond area today, but the talk continues to be about the team's move to Richmond for training camp next year.
For the first time tonight we hear what the players think of coming to the Capital City.
The big burgundy and gold bus pulled into King's Dominion to celebrate 80 years as a franchise.
The players came to say thank you, but it was Richmond area Redskins fans that had the same message for the team.
"Awesome for the city. Awesome for the Redskins. I think it will bring in a lot of new fans and may be establish a lot of old connections," said Chris Glore.
The Redskins decision to bring training camp to the River City appeared to be a hit with this crowd.
"It's going to bring in a lot of extra revenue for Richmond. It's going to bring in a lot of extra people coming to the Richmond area for this. I think it will be great for Richmond," added Steve Rosenberg.
Former Virginia Tech Hokie DeAngelo Hall is a Virginia native.
"To actually be able to be in Richmond, which you know is kind of the half way point between DC and the 757 area is going to be great," said Hall.
Besides having family come see him, he says he and teammates are excited to see what the Capital City has to offer. "I just hope we don't get in trouble. Richmond's a beautiful city," Hall said with a laugh.
"I love Richmond. We don't get down here very much. The Redskins are beloved here but not seen here very often," said former Redskin Charles Mann.
He believes this change of city could have a huge impact on the team. "It give a chance for the team to bond. It gives a chance for the team to feel like family. In the late games, when the chips are down, when you need to call on a family member, that's when going away to a training camp really helps."
The mystery remains tonight: where in Richmond will this team hold training camp?
The mayor's putting together a task force to help figure out the best location to host the team.
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