LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they will host three days of joint training camp practices with the Houston Texans at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va. from Thursday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 8.
All joint practice sessions will be open and free to the public. Last season, more than 60,000 fans visited the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center during three days of the Redskins' joint practices with the New England Patriots. This year's joint practices will provide added exposure for the team's annual training camp in Richmond, as the visit coincides with the Texans' featured appearance on HBO's HARD KNOCKS.
"We are looking forward to working with the Houston Texans in preparation for our 2015 season at our world-class Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center," President Bruce Allen said.
"Redskins Training Camp in Richmond is a great opportunity for fans to connect with their favorite team and to experience the wonderful attractions, food and recreation that Central Virginia has to offer," Governor Terry McAuliffe said. "I look forward to attending camp for the third year in a row and watching the Redskins and the Texans get ready for this season."
"We look forward to welcoming a bit of Texas to Virginia," said Peter Bernard, CEO of Bon Secours Virginia Health System. "Our partnership with the Washington Redskins continues to be one that benefits our community. Being able to showcase the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center as well as Virginia on a national platform is an added bonus."
"Being able to again welcome two NFL teams to our city for a training camp experience is a clear benefit of our state-of-the-art training facility," said Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones. "Welcoming the Houston Texans to Richmond, Virginia for practice sessions with the Washington Redskins is thrilling! We'll also be able to further showcase Richmond to a worldwide audience with the Texans being featured on HBO's award-winning sports series, HARD KNOCKS. All I can say is Richmond is a winning summertime destination."
Times and details for each session will be announced at a later date. All other training camp dates will be released at a later time.