Redskins Open Training Camp In Richmond With Record Crowds
The Redskins drew 10,100 fans yesterday for the start of training camp in Richmond, Va. – 4,000 in the morning and 6,100 in the afternoon – the "largest opening attendance for a Redskins camp." The afternoon crowd "came with painted faces, heckled receivers who dropped passes and heartily booed the Dallas Cowboys fans who dared show up" (TIMESDISPATCH.com, 7/25). This comes as the team is working on a $10M facility in Richmond. The WASHINGTON TIMES' Mike Harris writes, "Having the Redskins training camp in town is a big deal" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 7/26).
Meanwhile, the Broncos drew a crowd of 3,007 fans for the start of their training camp in Englewood, Colo. (DENVER POST, 7/26).