The Raiders are constructing their Henderson home to be open to the community, unlike the model most NFL franchises have with their headquarters and training facilities.
Workers accidentally overtightened and broke eight bolts when attaching the roof to the stadium. Project overseer Don Webb says none of those bolts came from China.
The Raiders announced a new sponsorship deal and name for the team’s headquarters and practice facility in Henderson.
A Henderson official called the Raiders practice field a “catalyst project,” though developers with projects in the area gave mixed responses as to whether the team’s arrival has sparked any other construction nearby.
Dignitaries will sign the final beam before it is lifted to the top of the stadium, which remains on target to open in July 2020.
The area around the Raiders stadium may not be the best or easiest place to build a big project or open a retail business.
The $1.84 billion stadium project about a mile west of Las Vegas Boulevard, was dumb luck for nearby landlords. A few bought property right across from the stadium site as recently as 2015 — two years before the football team purchased its land — and others have owned parcels much longer.
A new NFL stadium is still a long way from completion and billboards all over town say, “The Raiders are coming.”
For much of Wednesday night, there were cheers for the Henderson Raiders. Oakland Raiders President Marc Badain said his football team couldn’t be happier with the neighborhood the team will move to in 2020, when the Raiders relocate from the Bay Area to the desert.
Raiders fans are flocking to the Las Vegas stadium preview center at Town Square, which opened last weekend.