The Las Vegas Raiders are set to play their first ever season in Nevada this year after spending their entire franchise history in California. While they planned on opening training camp in Napa, California before relocating to their new home over the offseason this year, they’re now considering moving operations to Henderson, Nevada, where new facilities are still being built.
Las Vegas initially intended to hold workouts in Alameda, California until early June while its new stadium was under construction, but the COVID-19 pandemic dismantled that plan. Now the Raiders are waiting for quarantine protocols to be lifted, so they can evaluate what comes next.
Napa hasn’t been ruled out just yet, but containing the spread of the novel coronavirus by keeping players confined to one space is more health-conscious than having them uproot themselves in the middle of the summer to join a new community.
The Raiders’ move from California to Nevada has seen its fair share of problems, and things are only getting more complicated.