Redskins training camp: Everything you need to know

July 23

The training camp facility was filled on Fan Appreciation Day last season. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post

We’ve covered the run up to training camp wall to wall, and thank goodness it’s finally here. In the interest of gathering all of the basics you might need in one handy reference post, here goes:

Schedule

Training camp runs July 24 to Aug. 12, and there’s an 8:35 a.m. practice and a 4:10 p.m. walk-through every day except:

● Tue. July 29, Sun. Aug. 3, Fri. Aug. 8: These are off days

● Sat. Aug. 2: Fan Appreciation Day, 10: 35 a.m.

● Tues. Aug. 5: Single practice, 1:35 p.m.

● Weds. Aug. 6: Single practice, 8:35 a.m.

● Thurs. Aug. 7: Game at FedEx Field vs. Patriots, 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC-4, CSN)

● Sat. Aug. 9: Single practice, 2 p.m.

● Tues. Aug. 12: 8:35 a.m. (The final practice of training camp is closed to the public)

Aug. 4-5-6 are joint practices with the New England Patriots.

More details about the schedule are on the team’s official Web site.

Directions and parking

● Coming from Washington via I-95 South: Take Exit 78 for Boulevard; head to the right off the exit. Turn left onto Moore Street. Continue onto Leigh Street; the facility will be on the right. There is no public parking at the facility.

● For directions from other destinations, or to parking facilities, visit the city of Richmond’s Web site. Navigation to lots can be found here.

● For those who just want an address to punch into the GPS, it is: 2401 West Leigh Street, Richmond, VA 23220.

● Parking costs $7 throughout the city, and trolley service from the lots to the field is $2 per person.

Other pertinent details

● Admission is free. Fans must enter a lottery by July 25 to gain admission to Aug. 2, 4, 5 and 6 practices. That’s Fan Appreciation Day and the joint practices with the Patriots. Enter the lottery here.

● There are no bleachers, so fans should bring lawn chairs or blankets for sitting. Fans also can watch practice from a three-tier outdoor amphitheater beyond the end zones of the practice fields.

● Fans are permitted to bring food and beverages; coolers are allowed. Concession stands sell food and drinks.

● Alcoholic beverages, weapons, glass bottles, video cameras and animals (except for certified guide dogs) are prohibited.

● Portable restrooms are available around the complex.

● There are special events and activities geared toward children (through the Redskins Kids Club and Play 60, the NFL’s youth fitness initiative) and women (via WOW, the Redskins’ official women’s fan club).

Our coverage

● Here’s a running, live-updating list of all Insider posts about training camp.

● Mike Jones’s areas to monitor on offense and defense.

● The Early Lead broke down additions and subtractions heading into training camp for all 32 NFL teams. Here are the NFC East, AFC East, AFC North and NFC North. Find the South and West divisions in the scroll here.

● AFC and NFC training camp dates and locations.

Additional resources

● The team’s official training camp Web page. This is the best place to stay updated on last-minute changes, the parking arrangements and more.

● The Richmond Times-Dispatch gives a local angle on training camp. Here’s a post of theirs about trying to accommodate the crowds, and another about spotting players in town.

● Last season, The Post’s Going Out Guide listed some places in Richmond to check out, both for food and drinks, and for things to do when the team isn’t practicing. Most of it is just as relevant this year as it was last, and there’s a pretty handy map at the bottom of the post. They’ll give some more recommendations this season just before fan appreciation day.

● Quarterback Kirk Cousins gives his advice to autograph seekers, via 106.7 The Fan, by way of the D.C. Sports Bog.

More from The Post

● Redskins and NFL home page | D.C. Sports Bog | The Early Lead | Fancy Stats

● Follow on social media: @MikeJonesWaPo | @lizclarketweet | @JReidPost | @Insider | Insider on Facebook

Post Sports Live

Our biggest story lines heading into training camp. In hindsight, mine is probably more of a regular-season curiosity than a training-camp story line, so watch this video for Dan Steinberg and Jason Reid’s contributions:

The Post Sports Live crew looks at the biggest story lines ahead of Redskins training camp, from the struggling secondary to keeping all of the offensive stars happy. (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post)
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