Out At Redskins Park: Team To Move Practices to RVA in 2013

The Washington Redskins will move their training facility to Richmond, VA during the 2013 summer training season, the team said today, as they ready the Ashburn site for new renovations.

A $30 million dollar expansion of the team's facility in Ashburn, Virginia is expected to take place next year.

Virginia governor, Bob McDonnell, said the expected renovations would mean more jobs and more revenue for state and local agencies, and that "more than anything, it means Virginia will remain ‘Redskins Country", McDonnell concluded.

A venue in Richmond has yet to be determined, although both Virginia Commonwealth University (my alma mater) and the University of Richmond are on the table for discussion.

Keep it here for further detail and reaction from coaches and players.


In other Redskins news, the team was recognized by the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce as their Green Business of the Year award recipient for their leadership and innovation in renewable energy solutions.

The Redskins, along with NRG Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the United States, brought the largest solar installation of renewable energy in the region to FedExField in 2011. Installed were three different types of solar panels that together will generate two megawatts of electricity.

With the installation of 8,000 solar panels covering 850 spaces in the Platinum A1 Parking Lot, the solar power system at FedExField provides a portion of the stadium’s electricity needs on game days and can generate enough power to serve all of its electrical needs on non-game days.

The installation also included translucent solar panels, sculptures featuring thin film solar technology and 10 electric vehicle charging stations from NRG’s eVgosm charging network.

The Green Business of the Year award was given on June 1, during the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Excellence in Business Award Gala held at the University of Maryland Mariott Hotel Grand Ball room.

“We are honored to accept this award as the Green Business of the Year,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen. “We would like to thank NRG for their partnership and the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce for their continued support and recognition.”

The Excellence in Business Awards honor exemplary individuals, groups and businesses that have demonstrated significant growth, community involvement and leadership in Prince George's County, Md. in the past calendar year.