With excited, overflow crowds in attendance, the Washington Redskins start week 3 of working out at their new training camp in Richmond.
The Redskins camp is not far from the Virginia State Capitol, and one knows he's nearing the new location just off Broad Street because of the increased traffic, vendors, metro police, and the sea of burgundy and gold jerseys. It looks promising... but what do the folks behind the move think?
"You know our goal was to get the players away and have that time to bond as a team and concentrate on the upcoming season but the vision that the governor had and working with Mayor Jones and the city council, I think we have fulfilled everybody's dreams--what we've been able to do for the fans and the business community," says General Manager Bruce Allen.
Fans like 14-year-old Keyondre Currence from North Carolina are thrilled that the camp is closer to home. And he says never did he think he would actually interact with the players:
"Niles Paul told me just, you know, keep focused on what your dreams are."
Fans will have until August 16th to visit the training camp before it closes to the public.