Although the Raiders are set to debut in Las Vegas this season, they were scheduled to hold a final training camp at their Napa, Calif., camp home of the past 24 years. The COVID-19 pandemic may change those plans.
The team is seriously considering holding camp at its new Henderson, Nev., headquarters, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Both the 49ers and Cowboys have discussed relocating their training camps out of California. The Chargers and Rams are set to hold camps in their home state, but uncertainty remains on this front.
While New Jersey and New York have given the go-ahead for training camps to occur, California has yet to do so. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has given the Raiders the green light to hold camp in the state.
Despite several workers having tested positive for COVID-19, the Raiders’ stadium remains on track for completion by late July. A training camp in Nevada would simplify the franchise’s process of having its entire player roster, coaching staff and other essential personnel travel back to northern California at a time when travel presents near-unprecedented uncertainty. Raiders officials, per Bonsignore, have discussed the benefits of now staying in Nevada for camp. This may well be the direction the team is leaning.
8 comments on “Raiders Considering Moving Training Camp”
I’m not sure why you wouldn’t hold training camp in Nevada anyway, even in the absence of a pandemic. I’d think it’d give the players more time to adjust to a new area for most probably.
Napa = 85 degrees
Henderson = 110.
Id take Napa.
Better to get used to it and train in harder conditions.
This is a good point and their practice facility, while nice, it’s definitely outdoors:
link to raiders.com
It has an indoor field and a half too.
Is Napa more humid usually? Not familiar with how the humidity is in either place. Sometimes those desert locales with a higher temps don’t feel as hot because it’s drier. Not saying that’s the case, just asking.
I agree. Easier for players and families trying to settle in the area. Get everyone use to the facilities and routine. Also, Nevada will be easier on any type of virus restrictions, so you will have more room to operate at your own discretion.
It will be in NV. They could have morning sessions outdoors. Evening indoors. Recovery facilities better too.