Henderson voted unanimously to sell land to Raiders for training facility

The soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders say they're working on plans to build parking around the stadium site, but that's just one problem for a project that can't afford any delay. (KSNV)

With unanimous enthusiasm, Henderson City leaders voted in favor of moving forward with a deal that would provide a new corporate headquarters and training facility for the Raiders football franchise.

“Not many communities have this opportunity, and frankly on behalf of the Raiders, not many football teams have a similar opportunity to come into a community like Henderson and develops the purpose-built facility,” said Raiders representative Don Webb.

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The 55-acre plot across from Henderson Executive Airport would include indoor and outdoor fields, also office space for some 250 full-time employees. The potential benefits to the city are many.

“I think what you’ll see is the opportunity for like-type businesses and new jobs to be created all along that corridor,” said Barbra Coffee, Henderson Director of Economic Development.

City leaders believe the development would also secure the future of the Executive Airport by potentially increased usage.

Once the sale is finalized developers plan to begin construction immediately, with completion expected long before the 2020 completion of the stadium.

While the team itself will soon be known as the Las Vegas Raiders, City leaders here look forward to saying the official home of the team is in Henderson.

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