The club issued a press release with a statement from owner Mark Davis calling Badain “an integral part of the Raider family,” covering a tenure that saw him go from “training camp driver to president of the whole organization ”.
The team’s general counsel, Dan Ventrelle, will assume the role of Badain ad interim. Ventrelle spent 17 years with the organization and was a liaison with local Nevada relocation officials and a senior negotiator on player contracts.
In a text message sent to members of the media, Badain thanked the organization as it considered future “lawsuits.”
“The successful construction and operation of the Allegiant Stadium was unequivocally the most difficult part of my 30 years with the organization. Seeing it through to the end was gratifying beyond measure, ”he wrote. “Together the Raiders and Las Vegas accomplished what seemed impossible. Now that the project is over, it’s time to focus on my family and consider some new activities. “
Badain was hired by the Raiders in 1991 as an intern, becoming interim president in 2013 after Amy Trask resigned. In 2015, the provisional label was removed.
The Raiders are about to start their second season at Las Vgeas. The club went 8-8 last year, finishing second in the AFC West, behind the Kansas City Chiefs.
Closing the statement, Davis wrote “once a Raider, always a Raider,” a mantra Badain also wrote in his statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.