The Washington Redskins, in partnership with Bon Secours Virginia Health System, the City of Richmond and the Virginia Governor's Office, announced their 2015 training camp schedule, set to take place at the world-class Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center from July 30 through Aug. 16 in Richmond, Va. The schedule features a total of 23 public on-field sessions available to fans, highlighted by joint practices with the Houston Texans on Aug. 6-8 and Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 15.
Admission is free for all fans. Following practice, Redskins players and coaches will be made available to sign autographs and take pictures with fans, schedules permitting. All scheduled dates and practice times are subject to change.
Prior to their arrival at training camp, Redskins fans are encouraged to fill out their free Training Camp Fan Invitation, which is available at redskins.com/trainingcamp.
The $10 million state-of-the-art training center debuted in 2013 and features two full-size natural grass fields, a natural grass drill field, spectator areas, locker rooms and a high-tech training room. Last year, the facility welcomed more than 164,000 fans during the course of camp, including more than 60,000 fans during three days of the Redskins' joint practices with the New England Patriots. This year's joint practices with the Houston Texans will provide added exposure for the team's annual camp, as the visit coincides with the Texans' featured appearance on HBO's HARD KNOCKS.
Bon Secours Virginia Health System operates the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, which serves as a valuable year-round resource for the community when camp is not in session. A full-service sports medicine rehabilitation and primary care practice are provided throughout the year in addition to men's health, fitness and education programs. The facility is also home to movin' mania, Bon Secours' healthy kids initiative.
The City of Richmond has developed field utilization plans to ensure the facility is available for a variety of sporting events and other activities throughout the year. The fields are available for youth programming, tournaments and other uses that generate revenue and positive exposure for the City of Richmond when camp is not in session. The facility has also previously served as the minicamp host of the Canadian Football League's Ottawa REDBLACKS.
During the team's stay in Richmond and throughout the 2014 calendar year, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation youth programs directly impacted more than 9,000 children in the Richmond community. Events and activities impacting Richmond youth included the team's annual High School Coaches Clinic, a Back to School Shopping Spree presented by Macy's, Richmond All-Stars VIP Training Camp Experiences, the 4th & Life High School Football Forum, the Coaches in the Classroom program, the Get the Ball Rolling Flag Football Tournament and more. The Charitable Foundation also created the Redskins Read Across Richmond Summer Reading Program, a collaborative effort with Richmond Public Schools and Chesterfield County Public Schools to encourage kids to track the number of minutes they read over the summer to win prizes for themselves and their school.
In addition to the opportunity to watch practice, the Redskins will offer special events, giveaways and other unique fan experiences. Fans can also enjoy various interactive displays and purchase their favorite Redskins merchandise at the Redskins Team Store tent.
The City of Richmond will offer a variety of parking options for Redskins fans during training camp. Available parking lots provided by the City of Richmond will be announced closer to camp.
For more information on the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center or the Redskins training camp, please visit www.redskins.com/trainingcamp or www.redskinsrva.bonsecours.com. For detailed information on Richmond sites, attractions, hotels and more, visit www.rvariverfront.com.