City reduces parking options for remainder of Redskins camp

Training camp started with nearly 4,000 spaces. Now the City has cut them to just over 2,300. On the plus side, you can now reserve a spot online.

Update #1 — August 1, 2013; 7:12 AM

The City announced on Wednesday it has removed select parking locations designated for the Washington Redskins summer training camp. The most notable elimination are 1,000 spaces at City Stadium, which offered visitors shuttle service to and from the training center.

At the start of camp, the City provided 3,990 parking spaces for visitors. But the removal of the City Stadium lot, as well as lots at 923 N. Meadow and 937 Meyers Street, trim the number of spaces to 2,315.

“A review of our operations since the beginning of Training Camp has led to a revision in our plans for parking lot use and shuttle services,” said Lynne Lancaster of the Department of Public Works. “We are able to scale back on some lots and to redirect resources to those lots that we believe will gain the most usage.”

Here are the current parking locations, available for the remainder of training camp from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, along with their number of available spaces:

Also, fans may now go online and reserve parking in advance.

On Saturday, the City expects upward of 25,000 attendees for Fan Appreciation Day. In addition to the three parking lots listed above, the City has secured additional parking locations for fans on that day. Here they are with their corresponding number of spaces:

Shuttle service will be provided from both the VCU and VUU lots on Fan Appreciation Day.

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Original — June 26, 2013

To accommodate the 2,500 fans expected daily at the Washington Redskins summer training facility this summer during camp, the City has announced parking locations at various sites near the training facility.

Redskins camp parking will cost $5 at all sites, or $7 if visitors opt for a round-trip shuttle. Expected parking sites and number of anticipated available spaces are:

Organizers anticipate that Fan Appreciation Day on August 3rd will draw approximately 25,000 people. The City will use these additional lots to accommodate crowds that day:

The Redskins training camp runs from July 25th – August 16th.

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