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Arrive Early For Fan Appreciation Day!


Washington Redskins Training Camp will celebrate Redskins football at the team's annual Fan Appreciation Day at Redskins Park tomorrow, on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Admission is free for all fans. A variety of parking options have been offered to Redskins fans for a flat fee of $5 for lots within walking distance, or $7 if a roundtrip shuttle is included.

Gates open at 9 a.m. and practice will begin at noon, but fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy an entire day of Redskins festivities.

Prior to the Redskins' practice, which typically includes warm-ups, 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 team drills, fans will be able to enjoy multiple performances by the Redskins Marching Band and Washington Redskins Cheerleaders.

Larry Michael, the voice of the Washington Redskins, will welcome the crowd between 10 and 10:30 a.m., and introduce any dignitaries in attendance.

Fans will have the opportunity to win T-shirts from the Cheerleaders T-shirt toss. At the start of practice, Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan will address fans.

Fans will also have the chance to win prizes, such as autographed helmets, footballs and jerseys. Following practice, every Redskins player and coach will sign autographs, take pictures and mingle with fans.

Snacks and drinks will be available for sale to fans on-site. A merchandise tent and lots of fan activities are available around the practice fields.

Before coming to Fan Appreciation Day, Redskins fans should fill out their Training Camp Fan Invitation, which can be found here.

Fans should print out the invitation and bring it with them when they visit the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

Fans are encouraged to follow the Redskins on Twitter (@Redskins) and tweet with the hashtag #RedskinsRVA.

The Redskins open preseason play on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. at Tennessee. Training camp practices will continue to be open to the public until Friday, Aug. 16.

Open practices will be held at 10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 4-6, 12, at 1 p.m. on Aug. 10, at 12:40 p.m. Aug. 13-15. Camp will close following a 9:45 a.m. practice on Aug. 16.

Practice is closed on Aug. 7-9, 11.

  • Reminder to fans, the 2012 Fan Appreciation Day drew a crowd of more than 24,000 people, so please arrive early.
  • For security purposes, all bags brought into Redskins Training Camp are subject to be searched by team security.
  • The following items are prohibited at Redskins Training Camp: alcohol and illegal drugs, weapons, firearms, glass bottles, video cameras, and animals (except for certified guide dogs assisting disabled guests).




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