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“The Redskins will be coming to our field of dreams.”

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Hog happy: Bon Secours CEO Peter Bernard, Redskins General Manger Bruce Allan, and Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones share a moment in the nearly completed training center at the Redskins training camp. - SCOTT ELMQUIST
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Hog happy: Bon Secours CEO Peter Bernard, Redskins General Manger Bruce Allan, and Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones share a moment in the nearly completed training center at the Redskins training camp.

The Redskins training camp in Richmond is on schedule for a July opening and officials are proud and happy.

During a hard hat tour of the facility, Bruce Allen, the general manager of Redskins, digs deep to convey the powerful emotions he’s feeling, invoking the 1989 feel-good classic “Field of Dreams” throughout his short remarks:

You know, when you’re sitting here, you can’t help but think of that movie line: “Build it and they will come.” Well, when the governor and the mayor first brought this up to us seven, eight months ago, we said, “Let’s see what we can do.” And sure enough, we’re building the field of dreams for our players and this community.

At the University of Richmond, I learned one lesson in real estate in business school. And the maxim they said was location, location, location. And here next to the Science Museum of Virginia and the Children’s Museum of Richmond is a perfect location. Because collectively we have three objectives: One, we want to positively effect one child’s life every practice. We want to have great growth and stimulate the economy locally. And we want to prepare our team for a winning season.

I want to thank everybody, and yes, the Redskins will be coming to our field of dreams.

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