The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program announced Thursday a $250,000 gift from the Raiders to replace the worn-out synthetic field at Rancho.
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.
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.
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.
Southern Nevada real estate professionals already have seen indications of an anticipated climb in local land values as a result of Las Vegas’ leap into big-league status.