Raiders GM claims ‘excitement level’ for in new facility in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Raiders have been busy with their relocation this offseason amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fortunately, it appears everything went according to plan with their new stadium off The Strip and facilities in Henderson.
According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, general Mike Mayock is admittedly impressed with all the bells and whistles that have come with their new facilities:
“Just state of the art everything,” Mayock said. “I think our energy excitement level is at an all time high.”
The Raiders have certainly spared no expense for the relocation as they continue to get settled into their new home. Although the restrictions placed in response to the pandemic have offered up its own set of challenges, the team was still able to get everything in place ahead of the 2020 NFL season.
The NFL has granted teams some autonomy when it comes to determining safety protocols based on the restrictions set by their local governments. Las Vegas has since welcomed 70 of its essential staff into the 335,000 square-foot facility this week.
While it remains to be seen if the timeline of the 2020 campaign will need to be pushed back, it appears that the Raiders were at least able to complete their biggest hurdle of the offseason. They can now focus on the more pressing matters at hand, such as preparing their players for the grind of an unprecedented season.
The pandemic robbed Las Vegas of its chance to acknowledge its status as the NFL news host city. Fortunately, the league has since given them the opportunity to host the 2021 Pro Bowl as well as the 2022 NFL Draft.