Redskins to build a bubble, install heated field

Published Dec. 20, 2010 10:12 p.m. ET

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.''