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Richmond Set to Start Redskins Camp Site Work

Team will hold camp there for next eight years



    Richmond Set to Start Redskins Camp Site Work
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    Robert Griffin III at the first day of Washington Redskins training camp, July 26, 2012.

    Construction on the Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond could start as soon as next week.

    The Redskins have agreed to hold their summer training camp in Richmond for the next eight years as part of an economic incentive deal struck with the state.

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Richmond's city council approved an amended version of the development agreement on Thursday. It guarantees that the city's schools can use the facility.

    Construction of the facility is expected to cost up to $10 million. It will be built on state-owned land behind the Science Museum of Virginia.

    The facility will include two full-size football fields, a field house with locker and weight rooms, spectator areas and a drill field.

    The Redskins have held their training camp at the team's headquarters in Ashburn every year since 2003. The most-used camp site the club's history was Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which was used every year between 1963 and 1994 and again in 2001 and 2002. In all, the team has held training camp in 16 different locations since its founding as the Boston Redskins in 1932.