Henderson mayor discusses potential practice facility with Raiders

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, clowns with his shovel along with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, left, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as they prepare to turn the first earth at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Raiders Las Vegas Stadium at the Polaris Avenue site in Las Vegas on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. CREDIT: Mark Damon/Las Vegas News Bureau

The City of Henderson is in discussion with the Raiders on a potential practice facility.

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The City of Henderson released the following statement from Mayor Debra March:

“The City of Henderson has been in discussions with the Raiders organization and we would be proud to be home to the team’s practice facility. We see this potential partnership as a great opportunity to boost economic development in our community. This week’s groundbreaking for the future Raiders stadium in Las Vegas has shown the excitement for the Valley’s own NFL team and we are looking forward to their arrival in Southern Nevada,” said Mayor Debra March.

In current discussions with the Raiders organization, the potential team practice facility will be located on a parcel near the Henderson Executive Airport.

We caught up with some Raiders fans and future fans at Hammer’s Bar and Grill in Henderson, and they are hoping the deal goes through.

"The Raiders coming here is huge. It could be so good for the business. The guys could do some marketing here with the little places and get to the grass roots of it,” said owner Bob “Hammer” Fleming.

"I’m in the construction trade and that means it would be more jobs for us here, so bring em on,” said Randy Glatz, Henderson resident.

The ground breaking for the new Raiders Stadium took place on Monday. The Raiders are hoping to have the stadium built in time for the 2020 season.

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