When the Oakland Raiders become the Las Vegas Raiders in the coming years, their move will affect the NFL facility landscape. Along with a new domed stadium in Las Vegas, the relocation of the Raiders will also lead to the construction of a team headquarters and training facility in nearby Henderson.
Though the opening of these facilities is still years away, the planning processes for both have taken major steps in the last few weeks. To take a closer look at what lies ahead for the Raiders, here is an overview of their Las Vegas-area facilities.
New Las Vegas Stadium
Located just west of Mandalay Bay, the upcoming Las Vegas Stadium will be built as part of an estimated $1.9 billion project. The glass-domed roof stadium will offer views of the Las Vegas Strip, and is expected to seat 65,000.
Last week, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority approved all documents and agreements relating to the stadium. The approval is pending legal review, but it is anticipated that the documents and agreements could be finalized later this month.
Under its current construction schedule, the Las Vegas Stadium will open for the 2020 NFL season. Once construction is complete, the stadium will host both the Raiders and UNLV football. While the presence of both NFL and NCAA football action will give the stadium plenty of use in the fall, the facility will likely be marketed for major events. Reports have indicated that the stadium could host the Super Bowl within a few years of opening, with Super Bowl LVII in 2023 being the earliest possible option.
Henderson Practice Facility and Headquarters
While their games will be played at the new stadium, the Raiders will get plenty of use of their new headquarters in Henderson. Last month, the Henderson City Council granted final approval to a land deal that will allow the Raiders to purchase a 55-acre site for the price of $6.05 million. The site—located near Henderson Executive Airport—will be developed into a training facility and headquarters for the team.
According to reports, it is expected that $75 million will be spent on building the complex and that it will yield 250 full-time, non-football jobs. More details about the training facility will likely emerge over time, but the Raiders are expected to break ground on the project this spring—likely in April or May.
Rendering courtesy MANICA Architecture.