UPDATE: Henderson council moves forward on Raiders practice facility

Posted at 7:38 AM, Jan 02, 2018

UPDATE: The Henderson City Council unanimously approved making an offer to bring the Raiders headquarters to Nevada's second largest city.

The council has already scheduled a final meeting to approve a deal with the team for February 6th. 

While council members were quick to say they are on the "20-yard line, team officials made it clear they only have eyes for Henderson.

"The home of the Raiders will be in Henderson," Don Webb with the Raiders told the council.

Public comment on the plan to sell the Raiders the 55-acre property near the Henderson Executive Airport for half of its $12 million market value was split 8 to 4 in favor of the deal.

Opponents critical of giving the NFL franchise a break on the sale price, while supporters talked about how the project would drive West Henderson development.

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There are about 55 acres between the M Resort and the Henderson Executive Airport. The city of Henderson owns this land.

Monday, the city council will consider selling the land to the Raiders. The team would build a $50 million practice facility and corporate headquarters there.

The city says the minimum price for the land is just over $6 million, but that would be a deal because the land is valued at about $12 million.

If the resolution is approved Monday, there will be another meeting to finalize the deal in February.

Developers have told the city this project could create 250 full-time jobs.