Redskins staying put in Ashburn, Va.
The Washington Redskins are moving south for the summer.
They’re staying put in Ashburn, Va., for the rest of the year too.
The club announced it will upgrade its current headquarters and year-round training facility in Ashburn and move training camp to Richmond, Va., beginning in the summer of 2013.
The Redskins will spend some $30 million to upgrade the year-round facility and some $6 million will be provided from government aid, according to the Washington Post. The state will kick in $4 million and Loudoun County will chip in $2 million. The Redskins had been looking around for a new year-round home, exploring possibilities in Maryland and D.C.
“This is yet another major corporation that has decided to stay in Virginia or grow in Virginia or move to Virginia,’’ Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell. “We are the most business friendly state in America and that’s why even though other jurisdictions offered significant revenue to get them to move, the management and ownership of the Redskins understood there’s no better place to call home . . . than the Commonwealth of Virginia.’’
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