HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Officials in a Las Vegas suburb have approved a sale of land to the Oakland Raiders where the NFL team will build its new headquarters and practice facility when it moves in 2020.
KLAS-TV reports the Henderson City Council on Tuesday approved the more than $6 million sale of the 55-acre plot near the Henderson Executive Airport south of Las Vegas.
The Raiders expect the project to create about 250 full-time jobs not counting the players. The team will spend about $75 million to build the facility.
Henderson Mayor Debra March says the project will boost the city's economic development efforts as well as the city's recognition.
The team is considering holding a groundbreaking in April or May.
(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.)
- Las Vegas suburb approves land deal for Raiders headquarters
- The Latest: Commissioners approve agreement with Raiders
- Regents approve agreement for UNLV use of Raiders stadium
- Barricaded suspect kills deputy, wounds 6 others in Denver suburb
- Suspected poison gas kills at least 40 in Damascus suburb
- Robotic suitcase rolls into Las Vegas
- How to help Las Vegas shooting victims
- Robots could kill many Las Vegas jobs
- 12 best casinos in Las Vegas
- Alicia Vikander breathes life into 'Tomb Raider' reboot