The Washington Redskins training camp is in a new location this year, not far from the Virginia State Capitol. It sits just off Broad Street, and these last few days, the area has been crowded with vendors, police, and fans sporting burgundy and gold jerseys.
"Our goal was to get the players away and have that time to bond as a team and concentrate on the upcoming season," says Allen. "But the vision that the governor had and working with Mayor Jones and the City Council, I think we have fulfilled everybody's dreams --what we've been able to do for the fans and the business community."
Fans like 14-year-old Keyondre Currence from North Carolina are thrilled that the camp is closer to home. And he says never did he think he would actually interact with the players.
"Niles Paul told me just, you know, keep focused on what your dreams are," says Currence.
Fans will have until August 16 to visit the training camp before it closes to the public.