Well there you have it folks...it's official.
With the Rams and Chargers both moving to Los Angeles, the NFL's relocation movement continued on, with the Raiders as the next team on the move thanks to a stadium conflict in Oakland.
After a last-ditch effort from the Oakland mayor failed to convince Roger Goodell and the NFL owners that Oakland was the place to be, the group voted on, and approved, the Raiders move to Las Vegas.
Raiders to Vegas: 31-1 Miami opposed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 27, 2017
The vote was contingent on the owners approval of various factors in the move, including the proposed stadium plan and the investors that will help execute the move. The Stadium is expected to cost
The Raiders relocation resolution pegs the cost of the Vegas stadium at just under $1.7 bil. that's $200 mil less than widely reported— daniel kaplan (@dkaplanSBJ) March 26, 2017
A big reason the deal got done was the amount of money Nevada put up in tax payer money to make the deal happen.
Again, once Nevada put $750M in public stadium financing on the table, the Raiders were gone. Sports teams may never see that much again.— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) March 26, 2017
Now that the move has been approved, the Raiders can begin their transition from Oakland to Las Vegas. The biggest question is where they'll play in the coming seasons. It could be in the Bay Area, or they could move.
Per source, really the only loose end here is where the Raiders will play in 2019. Sam Boyd is one option. Could stay in Bay Area.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 27, 2017
It's only a matter of time before Las Vegas has another sports team from another major sports league. The NHL was first, we'll see who follows.
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