Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that the Redskins will retain their corporate headquarters in the state and hold training camp in Richmond starting in 2013.
The team will “continue its investment to expand and improve the training facility in Loudoun County.” As the only national sports team based in Virginia, the Redskins generate $200 million in economic activity in the state, according to a team release.
“Virginia considers the Redskins our team. The team is based here. The team trains here. The players live here. Virginians root for the Redskins on the field, and off the field the team contributes greatly to the economy and culture of the Commonwealth,” McDonnell said. “Virginia is committed to keeping the Redskins right here in our state for years to come, and today we’ve taken a significant step towards accomplishing that goal.”
“In conjunction with the governor’s office and the City of Richmond, we also look forward to finding a great summer training camp facility in the city for both our team and our fans to enjoy,” said Redskins GM Bruce Allen.