New Raiders home set to include jail, courtroom

Las Vegas Stadium, the future home of NFL American football team the Oakland Raiders, will feature a small jail and courtroom, according to Las Vegas Locally.

The online news portal for the Vegas Valley cited a local law enforcement official as the source of its information, adding that the facilities would be used to deal with “unruly fans”.

The Raiders are considered to have one of the most passionate fanbases in the NFL and the report has come after a fight broke out in the stands during the team’s 19-15 pre-season defeat at the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.

In March, the Raiders signed a lease deal with the Las Vegas Stadium Authority to build its new home in Nevada. The agreement was signed exactly a year after NFL owners gave the Raiders the green light to move to Las Vegas.

The stadium will have a capacity of 65,000 and is projected to cost $1.8bn (£1.3bn/€1.5bn) to build. It is hoped the venue will be ready in time for the 2020 NFL season. With the Raiders’ lease at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum due to expire after the forthcoming 2018 season it is as yet unclear where it will play in 2019.

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