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Parking plans for Redskins summer training camp visitors

6/26/2013, 10:38 a.m.
On July 25, the Washington Redskins will begin their 2013 summer training camp in Richmond as part of an eight-year ...

On July 25, the Washington Redskins will begin their 2013 summer training camp in Richmond as part of an eight-year agreement the city. The agreement, in partnership with Bon Secours Health Systems, is providing the Redskins with a state-of-the-art training, centralized facility expected to boost the camp’s attendance given the existing regional Redskins’ fan base.

While area hotels are offering a variety of training camp-themed discount packages and pricing to encourage fans to extend their stay and plan expanded visits to area attractions, the city recently noted that it will offer a variety of parking options to Redskins fans for a flat fee of $5 for lots within walking distance, or $7 if a roundtrip shuttle is included. As many as 2,500 fans are expected to visit the Richmond region daily over the three-week training camp period.

The city notes that it is in the process of finalizing arrangements with parking facilities that include 1,975 spaces at the Diamond and 1,000 spaces at City Stadium. Additionally, 2,000 spaces at various VCU lots and 500 at Virginia Union will be available for use on the flagship visitor’s day. The Resdkins are expected to arrive in Richmond on July 24 with the first practice on July 25 opened to the public. Training camp sessions on July 26, July 27 and on subsequent days, will be open to the public.

“The city is eager to welcome Redskins fans to Richmond in the coming weeks and look forward to helping them navigate our City,” said Anedra Bourne, the city’s tourism coordinator. “A lot of energy has been focused on getting the facility built on time, and we’ve accomplished that. Now is the time to put the finishing touches on our plans.”