On Monday Jan 16, 2018 the Raiders broke ground to start the foundation of their new headquarters and training facility in Henderson, Nevada. The Raiders headquarters is located across from the Henderson Executive airport just under 15 miles south from the destination that the Las Vegas Stadium is currently being built.
— Raider Posts (@RaiderPosts) January 14, 2019
The facility will compose of three outdoor practice fields, one and a half indoor fields, weight room, pools and rehab facilities. The complex will cover 300,000 square feet on their 50 plus acre site.
The Raiders had quarterback Derek Carr, linebacker Tahir Whitehead and defensive tackle Justin Ellis all in attendance for the ground breaking moment. Many other Raiders alumni also took in the event such as Jim Plunkett and Cliff Branch.
Owner Marc Davis did not make it to the ceremony. Davis was spending time with longtime Raiders, George Atkinson, whose son passed away in January.
25 Raiders employees have already made the official move to Las Vegas according to Raiders President Marc Badain. Henderson mayor Debra March stated “We anticipate there will be 250 permanent jobs created to run team operations in Henderson and we look forward to the players hopefully choosing Henderson as a place to call home.”
The facility will not be complete until the start of the 2020 season, when the Raiders officially start playing games in Las Vegas.
(All photos courtesy of Raiders.com)
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