鈥?The Oakland Raiders came one step closer to securing the land the team needs for its new headquarters and practice facility near Las Vegas 鈥?and at a steep discount.Officials in suburban Henderson approved a resolution Tuesday that allows the city to move forward with a direct sale of 55 acres (22 hectares) to the Raiders for more than $6 million 鈥?half the land’s appraised value. The city is using a Nevada law that allows for no-bid sales at under-market prices when they are considered to be in the public interest.“This is an opportunity to take the city of Henderson to a new level Cheap Vita Vea Jersey
,” Assistant City Manager Greg Blackburn said during the city council meeting ahead of the resolution vote. “It’s hard to put a dollar value to what this does to help us for the future.”The Raiders have promised that the venue will create an estimated 250 full-time jobs not counting players. The team will spend about $75 million to build the complex.The team wants to kick off its 2020 season at a 65,000-seat domed stadium built partially with taxpayers’ money across the freeway from the Las Vegas Strip. The team in May paid $77.5 million for the 62-acre (25-hectare) site and hosted a glitzy groundbreaking ceremony in November.Guests of hotels and other lodging facilities in the Las Vegas area are contributing $750 million to the project through a room tax increase. The Raiders and the NFL are expected to contribute $500 million to the project, while the team has also secured a $600 million bank loan for construction.Henderson’s city council must vote again next month to give final approval to the offer.Henderson officials said the city will benefit from property taxes collected on the land and additional spending from visitors and team clients. City staff said similar projects have created an estimated $210 million tax impact over a decade after the venues are fully built.Not all residents were supportive of the city’s decision.“The Raiders have been Gypsies over the years, starting in Oakland, then moving to El Segundo (LA) for a few years, then back to Oakland and now Las Vegas. Where to next?” Henderson resident Adrian Woodhouse wrote the city council in an email.On Wednesday Youth James Daniels Jersey
, commissioners in Clark County approved a development agreement with the team that spells out public safety and infrastructure improvements that the Raiders will pay for in and around the stadium.The agreement calls for widening sidewalks, improving roadways, installing and modifying traffic signals, and building any needed pedestrian bridges.The team agreed to install about $1.4 million worth of public safety equipment at the stadium and an emergency operations center. The development agreement did not include a finalized plan for the thousands of county-mandated parking spaces.This story has been corrected to show that officials in Henderson, Nevada, approved the resolution Tuesday. Copyright ©2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published Kurt Suzuki Jersey
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The New England Patriots bolstered their pass rush and backfield depth with the free agent signings of defensive end Adrian Clayborn and running back Jeremy Hill on Saturday.
The Patriots also announced the signing of veteran offensive tackle Matt Tobin.
Clayborn, 29, played the past three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and is coming off a career-high 9 -sack season in 2017. The seven-year veteran has 30 sacks over 81 games with Atlanta and Tampa Bay.
New England had 42 sacks in 2017, tied for seventh-most in the NFL.
Hill, 25 Kalen Ballage Jersey Dolphins , is entering his fifth NFL season after spending his first four with the Cincinnati Bengals. A former second-round draft pick out of LSU, Hill played in only seven games in 2017 before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.
Over his first three seasons, Hill had 2,757 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns in 47 games.
Hill joins a Patriots backfield that includes James White, Mike Gillislee and the recently re-signed Rex Burkhead, who was Hill’s teammate for three seasons in Cincinnati.
New England lost last season’s leading rusher Dion Lewis to Tennessee in free agency.
Tobin Authentic Customized Colts Jerseys , 27, spent last year with the Seattle Seahawks after playing his first four NFL seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. The former Iowa standout entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2013.
The addition of Tobin adds depth to a Patriots offensive line that lost long-time starting left tackle Nate Solder to the New York Giants in free agency.