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TRAINING CAMP Council members question Redskins’ cost increase

Richmond City Council questions extra $800,000

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    Sod was rolled out over part of the field at the Redskins training camp Tuesday, May 15, 2013.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am

The price tag for the Washington Redskins training camp and attached park area has pushed about $800,000 past the original $10 million appropriation from Richmond, prompting questions from City Council members over whether the Richmond Economic Development Authority, which is building the facility, has the authority to approve the extra spending.

“They are going ahead and building something largely on spec,” said Councilman Parker C. Agelasto, 5th District. “They have taken a liability. … This is money they don’t have on hand.”

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