Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money, and Bank of America is giving Davis a $650 million loan. The idea of the move began a year ago and as of this past Monday, the National Football League owners chose to give their approval for the move. Before the St. Louis Rams returned to Los Angeles, no team had previously re-located in nearly 20 years. We worked tirelessly over the last nine months or so on a solution. "We're still the Raiders and we represent Raider Nation".
- One day after the Raiders announced their relocation to Las Vegas, the organization is soliciting deposits from season ticket holders for seats at the to-be-built stadium.
"I wouldn't use the term lame duck", Davis insisted. That didn't lessen the emotions of the team's dedicated fans in the East Bay who regularly came to games in costumes even during a stretch of 13 straight seasons without a playoff berth that ended this past season.
Miami might also see a new stadium in Las Vegas as competition for hosting another Super Bowl.
UNLV is set up to be a beneficiary of the Oakland Raiders' impending move to Las Vegas.
MCEVERS: Raiders fan Ted Ludwick says the team's first move when he was 10 years old was a gut punch.
Mayor Libby Schaaf at a somber press conference Monday said the city did all it could to try to keep the team in Oakland. "But that letter was "filled with uncertainty", according to Commissioner Roger Goodell".
"Remember this is the same Goodell who wants to tell you that he's anti-gambling who also got out there and told you that daily fantasy is not gambling when anybody with a brain - a half of brain - knows that it completely is", Francesa said.
"I feel bad for the city of Oakland, man". "I'd be remiss if I didn't do everything in my power to make the case for Oakland up until the very end". He added that he wouldn't attend a Raiders' game for the next three years, which is the tentatively slated window for the team to remain in Oakland before the move to Las Vegas. They'll be leaving energetic Oracle Arena in Oakland in 2019 for the Chase Center in San Francisco.
But with Oakland unable to secure taxpayer financing, relocation to Vegas has began to look more likely.
After the Warriors took care of the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, Green weighed in on the NFL's decision to allow owner Mark Davis to move his team to the Nevada desert.
After repeated attempts to resolve long-standing stadium issues in Oakland, the franchise secured the mandatory votes from National Football League owners here Monday morning to approve their relocation. Well, in a few years. "The Stadium Authority Board will continue its work to finalize the details but the terms of the deal are established into law and no additional taxpayer funds will be expended", Governor Brian Sandoval (R) said in a statement.