Richmond council approves Redskins camp facility

Richmond council approves Redskins camp facility
November 27, 2012, 12:00 pm
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The Richmond city council unanimously voted to approve a training camp site for the Washington Redskins, paving the way for the team to hold training camp there startng in 2013. 

The facility is be be built on a vacant parcel of land near the Science Museum in downtown Richmond. Bon Secours, a heath care company, is the title sponsor for the site and will be responsible for much of the construction costs. They were negotiating with council members who were concerned about site costs and whether or not the facility was a proper use of public land.

As part of the deal, Bon Secours will commit $100,000 a year for school projects for 10 years and pay more for leasing the land that originally agreed to. 

The Redskins and the Commonwealth of Virginia anounced this summer that the team wold hold training camp in Richmond as part of a deal that would keep the team's headquarters located in Loudoun Couty. A committee was appointed to deterine the best site and the Science Museum property was chosen and anounced last month.