SALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Healthcare will sponsor the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders following the team’s move to Las Vegas in January.
The Raiders announced Wednesday that the nonprofit health care conglomerate will retain naming rights for the Henderson, Nevada, performance and training center and is a founding partner of Allegiant Stadium, which sits at the southwest end of the Las Vegas Strip. Intermountain will also provide medical care for the team.
“We are thrilled to be a partner with the Raiders as we focus on community health,” said Dr. Marc Harrison, president and CEO at Intermountain Healthcare. “We are committed to working together to bring many positive, vibrant and sustainable health programs to our communities.”
Intermountain recently purchased HealthCare Partners, a large network of medical providers and facilities also based in Las Vegas. That merger pushed Intermountain’s boundaries south, outside of Utah and Idaho.
Partnering with the Raiders will help Intermountain become more recognizable in its new coverage area, officials note, where it will help deliver health care to approximately 350,000.
“Together, we are aligned in our investment in outreach programs and are committed to improving community and civic health through multiple platforms,” Raiders President Marc Badain said in a statement released Wednesday.
The Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center and Raiders Headquarters, which is under construction and will open in the summer of 2020, includes a three-story, 135,000-square-foot office area, along with a 150,000-square-foot field house that will house one-and-a-half indoor football fields. There are also three outdoor football fields and a 50,000-square-foot performance center.
“With this partnership, Intermountain Healthcare is working to extend its mission to more people — expanding in ways that help people live the healthiest lives possible,” Harrison said.
Officials in Vegas anticipate at least 250 permanent jobs will be created to run team operations and it is expected that many Raiders players, coaches and staff will move near the new facility in Henderson, Nevada.