A rendering of the Redskins' new training camp site in Richmond, Va.
Property behind the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond will be transformed into the site of Washington Redskins training camp starting next summer, the city announced Monday.
The Redskins announced in June that this past summer's training camp would be their last at Redskins Park in Ashburn, where the team has prepared for every season since 2003.
Bon Secours Richmond Health System will be the chief sponsor in what is billed as a $40 million private investment in the city that will also serve to develop other properties around the area. It is believed that the arrangement will lead to the creation of over 200 jobs.
“This agreement, in partnership with Bon Secours and the EDA, places the city in a position to not only build the practice fields and field house for the Redskins, but to generate investment and business expansion throughout the city,” Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones said.
According to the release, the three week summer training camp alone should bring an estimated $8.5 million per year.
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