Raiders Inch One Step Closer To Las Vegas

Today, the Nevada Assembly approved the funding bill for the Raiders’ proposed stadium in Las Vegas. The vote means that the Raiders have taken a major step towards relocating to Sin City. Raiders fans (vertical)

I would like to thank Governor Sandoval, the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, and the members of the Nevada Legislature on this historic day, ” said Raiders owner Mark Davis in a statement released moments ago. “All parties have worked extremely hard to develop and approve this tremendous stadium project that will serve as a proud new home for the entire Raider Nation.”

The state of Nevada will now contribute $750MM to the project, which is estimated to cost about $1.9 billion. Technically, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval could veto the bill, but he is scheduled for a public signing on Monday. Needless to say, he won’t be issuing a veto.

Last month, it was reported that the league office was actually pushing for Oakland to keep the Raiders. At the same time, Roger Goodell has expressed an openness towards having a team in Vegas in the last year. Ultimately, it will be the NFL’s owners who vote on the proposed relocation to Las Vegas. To get the green light, Davis will need 23 votes in addition to his own.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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5 comments on “Raiders Inch One Step Closer To Las Vegas

  1. sdr16

    Hope Vegas gets them

  2. sportsjunkie24

    Oakland doesnt deserve the raiders they have shown almost no interest in getting them a new stadium

    • SlyThpson

      The City of Oakland and Alameta Co are dead @zzhole broke and broken in general. Much bigger problems for them

  3. rycm131

    I live near Oakland. It’s a dump and no professional team should be there. That is why the Warriors are moving to SF and hold their meetings SF. “The City”
    Which is on their uniforms
    Is what we call SF, not Oakland.
    The A’s have been trying to move
    For a decade and have
    Sewage floods In their locker room.
    The Raiders have been a failure
    Since moving here.

  4. KloverJane

    Tired of seeing injuries to football players on a baseball diamond.

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