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.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority will seek approval for a marketing and advertising partnership with the Raiders during its Thursday board meeting. The 10-year deal would cost $30 million in tax dollars.
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.
Clark County plans to close Hacienda from Polaris Avenue to the Mandalay Bay parking garage during major events at Allegiant Stadium.
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.
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.
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority and the Oakland Raiders hope to finalize a stadium development agreement that has been months in the making at a special meeting scheduled for Thursday.