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7 things the Washington Redskins want you to know before going to training camp

RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins and thousands of Redskins fans will decide upon the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center Thursday as the team’s 2014 training camp gets underway in Richmond.

Training camp is located behind the Science Museum of Virginia at 2401 West Leigh Street.

If you plan on attending training camp this summer, here are seven things the team wants you to know:

  1. Admission is free for all fans. Two practice sessions are tentatively scheduled for each day of training camp. Practice times range between 60 to 120 minutes.
  2. Following practice, Redskins players and coaches will be made available to sign autographs and take pictures with fans, schedules permitting.
  3. The Redskins will offer special events, giveaways and other unique fan experience destinations. Fans can also enjoy various interactive tents and purchase their favorite Redskins merchandise at the Redskins Team Store tent.
  4. Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. No bleachers are available on-site. Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center visitors can walk around designated areas outside the practice fields to watch their favorite players.
  5. For security purposes, all visitors and bags entering the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center grounds are subject to search by team security.
  6. The following items are prohibited at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center: alcohol and illegal drugs, weapons, firearms, glass bottles, video cameras and animals (except for certified guide dogs assisting disabled guests).
  7. Food and beverages, including options from six local food trucks, will be available for fans to purchase on-site.

THE SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 24

  • 8:35 a.m. – Training Camp Opening Day – Full Practice
  • 4:10 pm – Walkthrough Practice

Friday, July 25

  • 8:35 a.m. – Full Practice
  • 4:10 pm – Walkthrough Practice

Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27

  • 8:35 a.m. – Full Practice
  • 4:10 p.m. – Walkthrough Practice

Click here to see the team’s schedule beyond Sunday.

PARKING

In addition to parking spots located around the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, the city will offer trolley service to take fans to training camp.

Parking lots ($7 per vehicle)

  • Handicapped Parking: 2300 West Broad St. (35 spaces)
  • 2200 West Broad St. (220 spaces)
  • 928 North Meadow St. (500 spaces)

Trolley shuttle loop ($2 per person)

  1. Pick-up/Drop-off on Leigh Street, eastbound lane, just after the traffic light at DMV Drive
  2. Continue up Leigh St, take right onto Boulevard
  3. Take right onto Avenue of Champions (just before the Diamond)
  4. Stop #1 on Avenue of Champions near the Boulevard
  5. Continue around Avenue of Champions to Stop #2 just before Hermitage Road
  6. Right onto Hermitage Road
  7. Straight through light at Leigh Street to make loop into/around Parking Lot #3 for Stop #3
  8. Turn left on Marshall Street, then left on Meadow St., and left on Clay St.
  9. Back to Hermitage Road to make a right turn, then left onto Leigh St
  10. Continue east on Leigh St. to just after the light at DMV Drive for drop-off/pick-up at the facility

NEW 2014 CHANGES

You will now need a ticket if you plan to attend Fan Appreciation Day and the Washington Redskins-New England Patriots joint practice sessions this summer.

The team said it was implementing the ticket system in an effort to avoid overflow crowds that could overwhelm training camp. Fan Appreciation Day is August 2. The Washington Redskins-New England Patriots joint practice sessions are August 4, 5 and 6.

“At this time, fans wishing to attend Training Camp on the aforementioned dates may enter the lottery free of charge by visiting redskins.com/trainingcamp. The deadline to enter is Friday, July 25 at noon,” the team announced. “Randomly selected fans will receive an e-mail on Saturday, July 26 with a link to a printable ticket with a unique bar code, which guarantees access to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center on the date for which their name was drawn.”

CLICK HERE to enter the Redskins Fan Appreciation Day ticket lottery. (The contest is not affiliated with WTVR.)

Fans with questions are asked to call Washington Redskins’ guest services department at 301-276-6068.

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