RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The Washington Redskins announced more than 25,000 fans attended Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday in Richmond. The team said more than 100,000 fans have visited the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center since training camp opened July 25.
While some fans thoroughly enjoyed the experience, others expressed disappointment with the way the day was organized.
“This is awful. This a terrible layout – terrible layout over here,” Redskins fan Josh Bright said.
“We’re not going to get to see autographs. I guess they’re going to go out of that way. And we’re not going to be able to barely wave at them,” fan Inger Woolfolk said.
At one point, the number of fans at training camp exceeded the capacity, so some fans were turned away.
“I asked them if the players knew that they have fans standing here. Children waiting to see them, and I get no response, other than that they are in meetings,” fan Terri Tobin, said.
When asked for a response to the concern of those fans, a staff member said a Redskins team representative would come to talk to those with questions. The representative never showed.
Tammy Hawley, spokeswoman for Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, said the city shutdown the official Redskins parking lots as soon as they got word camp had closed. Fans who paid for parking were reimbursed.
We are told some of the fans who were at first turned away from camp, were later escorted by a city representative onto the field to get autographs from some of the players.
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