The NFL’s Raiders headquarters in Henderson will house football fields, a training center and office space.
The Raiders broke ground on a Henderson practice facility and headquarters Monday among team executives, football players and city officials.
The Raiders broke out the shiny hard hats and logo-emblazoned shovels Monday for the ceremonial first move of dirt at the site of the NFL team’s future Henderson home.
The NFL’s Raiders will formally break ground on their Henderson headquarters and practice facility this month, the team announced Wednesday.
The Henderson City Council took its first vote on a development agreement for the Raiders headquarters and practice facility. The item was unanimously approved but will need to be voted on again at a later meeting.
The planned facility near Executive Airport Drive and St. Rose Parkway would house 1½ indoor football fields, a 200-seat theater, a training center and office space. At 323,000 square-feet, the planned headquarters is about twice the size of the MGM Grand’s casino.
A developer on Tuesday agreed to pay more than $8 million for land near the Raiders’ future corporate headquarters and practice facility in Henderson.
City Crossing, by developer Bill Plise, was one of countless megaprojects in the Las Vegas Valley during the bubble years ofthe mid-2000s. And during the recession, it was one of many that flopped.
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 Henderson Development Association will host “The Story of the Raiders HQ Relocation — A Win For Henderson,” moderated by Raiders President Marc Badain and Henderson Mayor Debra March from 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 2 at Henderson Commerce Center Commercial Way.