RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — City officials say construction on the Washington Redskins summer training camp in Richmond could start as soon as next week.

The Redskins have agreed to hold their summer training camp in Richmond for the next eight years as part of an economic incentive deal struck with the state.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( ) that Richmond's city council approved an amended version of the development agreement on Thursday. It guarantees that the city's schools can use the facility, among other things.

Construction of the facility is expected to cost up to $10 million and the city expects to recoup the costs through sponsorships and lease payments. It will be built on state-owned land behind the Science Museum of Virginia.

It will be sponsored by Bon Secours Richmond Health System as part of a package that will also create two major expansions of Bon Secours hospitals in Richmond. Bon Secours will also operate a sports medicine and men's health facility at the site.

Richard Johnson, chairman of the city's economic development authority, said Thursday's vote sets the stage for the project to move forward and be used by the team this summer.

"We've got a lot of work to do in the next six months," Johnson said.

The authority has selected Hourigan Construction, a Virginia company with offices in Richmond and Hampton Roads, to serve as construction manager.

The facility will include two full-size football fields, a field house with locker and weight rooms, spectator areas and a drill field. Plans are still being finalized, but Johnson said the basic concept for the facility remains the same.

"We're teed up and ready to go," Johnson said.