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Redskins Report Huge Crowd At Fan Appreciation Day

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The Redskins announced Aug. 7 that more than 29,000 people attended the team's annual Fan Appreciation Day at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.

Festivities prior to the Redskins' two-hour practice, which began at 12 noon ET, included performances by the Redskins Marching Band and the Redskins Cheerleaders and a welcome from Redskins executive vice president/general manager Bruce Allen.

Executive vice president/head coach Mike Shanahan addressed fans at the end of practice and later signed autographs for more than an hour.

Every Redskins player and coach signed autographs and mingled with fans following practice.

Redskins officials opened gates one hour and 15 minutes early, at 8:45 a.m., because of the several thousand fans lined up waiting to enter Redskins Park.

As of Aug. 7, more than 58,000 fans have signed up to attend one of the open sessions of the Redskins' 2010 Training Camp Presented by RE/MAX, surpassing the previous record high of 56,445 set in 2006.

Training camp practices will continue to be open to the public until Thursday, Aug. 19. Open practices will be held at 8:30 a.m. ET on Aug. 10, 11, 16, and 18. Practice times on Aug. 15 and 19 are to be determined.

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