Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Sports 101

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Sports 101

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NFL training camp is more than just watching players run, huddle, and throw the ball. It's an "experience." Increasingly, NFL clubs are converting their training camps to "NFL theme camps" for fans. Autograph sessions, special scrimmages, and interactive games are now part of the training-camp exhibition. But in some cases, it comes with a price.

The Washington Redskins became the first team in NFL history to charge admission to its preseason practices at Redskins Park in northern Virginia. It costs $10 for fans 12 and over. Most fans are just thrilled to watch their favorite team up close. Monday Night Football debuts next week when the New England Patriots host the San Francisco 49ers.

Q: Why have certain teams relocated their training spots?

A: To give fans more of a chance to see their team. Three clubs have relocated: the Buffalo Bills (St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y.); New Orleans Saints (Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, La.); and the Washington Redskins (Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va. …

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