The Raiders new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas won't be opening until the end of the month, which might actually be a good thing for the team, because they're probably still trying to figure out their way around their other new facility.
Besides the stadium, the Raiders are also getting a $75 million practice facility in Nevada, and that facility opened for the first time in late June. The Raiders used some drone footage to offer a sneak peek of their new headquarters this week, and let's just say, the facility definitely appears to be an upgrade over what they had in Oakland.
The facility, which is located roughly 15 miles southeast of Vegas in Henderson, Nevada, is absolutely monstrous. The new building, which will be known as the Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, will give the Raiders 335,000 square-feet of space to work with, according to NBC Sports.
Of that total, 150,000 square-feet will be used on the team's indoor practice fields. Since things can get hot in Nevada, the Raiders built one and a half indoor football fields so that the team can move things inside during the hot Vegas summers.
Huzzah! The @Raiders' new 335,000-sq-foot Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center practice facility in Henderson, NV is ready for action & outfitted w/ our football goal posts, retractable netting, and column pads. 💯 #NFL #AFCWest #raidersnation #sportsfieldspecialties pic.twitter.com/lGDjjbFPoz— Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. (@sportsfield) June 19, 2020
Raiders general manager Mike Mayock is already a big fan of the new facility.
"It's a magnificent building," Mayock said recently, via the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "It's hard to put into words, and honestly I have to still get used to it because it's so big and so different from what we're used to. But it's amazing."
Mayock and the rest of the team's personnel will get to take advantage of a 135,000-square-foot, three-story office area. That space will include a balcony that will allow Mayock and others to watch over the team when they're practicing outside.
The Raiders also built a cavernous weight room, and you can see a few pictures of it by clicking through the tweet below.
Apparently, $75 million can buy you a lot in Nevada.