- Associated Press - Monday, December 20, 2010

ASHBURN, Va. | The Washington Redskins are tired of driving to the gym. They’re finally getting a bubble.

Coach Mike Shanahan says the Redskins will build a covered practice facility and install a heated outdoor field.

Washington is one of 10 NFL teams without an indoor practice facility. Only Cincinnati is further north.

Last week, the Redskins held one practice on a hard artificial turf because the grass fields were frozen, then they had to drive to a nearby gym for practice the next day because it was snowing.

Shanahan didn’t give a timetable on Monday for new digs. He says the heated field is the first priority. He says he used a heated field when he was coaching in Denver, even when it was snowing, and “it worked out pretty good.”


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