Come 2020 the Raiders could be spending most of their time in Henderson, not Las Vegas, as the Review Journal reported the team is looking into building its practice facility in Henderson.
The Raiders are eyeing a 55-acre plot of land near the Henderson executive airport.
— Mick Akers (@mickakers) June 15, 2017
At that location, the practice facility would be just over 10 miles away from the Raiders Las Vegas Stadium.
The original plan called for $100 million to be spent on the practice facility. That $100 million was included in the projected $1.9 billion cost of the Raiders stadium. But that $1.9 billion has not been finalized and is causing delays in the stadium approval process.
The 55-acres for the practice facility are just 10 acres shy of the land the stadium will be built on, with no parking plan in place, the Raiders have considered setting up park and ride shuttle services across the valley.
Debra March, the mayor of Henderson, told the Review Journal that this facility could bring 300 jobs to Henderson. What those jobs would be remains unclear.
The Raiders broke ground on their stadium earlier this week, but have still not completed their development agreement with the stadium authority or the lease agreement with UNLV, who will share the stadium with the Raiders.
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