The Raiders, however, remain in Henderson, a person familiar with the situation confirmed on Friday.
Due to COVID-19, all training camps were held at the team’s facilities last season, although the Arizona Cardinals held their camp at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
For years, the Raiders have held a camp in Napa, California, about 50 miles north of the Oakland facility. But because of the pandemic, they held their first training camp last year as the Las Vegas Raiders at their Henderson facility. The plan has worked so well that they will do it again this year.
No official date has been announced, but NFL teams typically start camp during the last week of July.
As to how training camps will unfold this year with COVID-19 still of concern, that has also not been determined.
However, the league sent a memo to the 32 teams on Friday indicating an opening for clubs hosting camps in a location other than their facility or stadium. The league is asking teams that fall into this category to submit a comprehensive infectious disease emergency response plan explaining how the club will comply with NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols at other locations – including hotels and the transportation that will be required.
Teams interested in camping at another site must submit the plan no later than June 11.
The Dallas Cowboys, who train often in Oxnard, Calif., Are among the teams that historically travel off-site for training camp; the Los Angeles Rams, who train at UC Irvine in Orange County, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have used Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., since the late 1960s.
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