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.
The Raiders aren’t holding anything back in the construction of their over 300,000 square-foot headquarters and practice facility, where features are included to conclude public interaction with the space.
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 NFL’s Raiders headquarters in Henderson will house football fields, a training center and office space.
A large crowd at Raiders organized draft party on the Las Vegas Strip cheered as the team selected Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell with the fourth-overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
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 Las Vegas limousine driver named Dan Holmgren said a chance meeting and conversation with Raiders owner Mark Davis in front of Caesars Palace cost him his job.
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.