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Oakland Raiders get NFL’s approval to move to Las Vegas
« on: March 27, 2017, 02:02:25 PM »
What happens in Vegas . . . :whistling: :fuelfire:

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Oakland Raiders get NFL’s approval to move to Las Vegas

Posted March 27, 2017 - 11:07am  Updated March 27, 2017 - 11:23am

By Jon Mark Saraceno
Las Vegas Review-Journal

PHOENIX — Welcome, Las Vegas Raiders!

Thirty-two NFL owners huddled Monday at the posh Arizona Biltmore and decided that one of football’s iconic franchises can pack its silver-and-black bags and move to Las Vegas. The owners voted 31-1 to approve the Raiders’ departure from Oakland for the second time in their tradition-rich history. The only no vote came from the Miami Dolphins.

The vote ended a whirlwind 14-month courtship by business, county and state leaders. In a major coup for Las Vegas, the Raiders will join the NHL’s expansion Golden Knights as the city’s second major league sports franchise.

The Raiders will debut in Las Vegas no later than the 2020 season, when a 65,000-seat domed stadium, to be constructed at an estimated cost of $1.9 billion, is expected to be ready. The site of the new stadium has not been finalized, although the leading location is an empty lot on the west side of Interstate 15, between Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue, across from Mandalay Bay.

The Raiders might very well play regular and preseason games at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium in 2018 and 2019, possibly playing fulltime at the site during that time frame.

“Wow! Our football dreams have come true,” Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak said. “First, I would like to thank Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson for their initiative and leadership, which ultimately made today possible.

I wonder if the fans will migrate . . . :fuelfire: :whistling:

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Re: Oakland Raiders get NFL’s approval to move to Las Vegas
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 04:29:08 PM »
I can imagine more than a few Vegas inhabitants: "Well, there goes the neighborhood."

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Re: Oakland Raiders get NFL’s approval to move to Las Vegas
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 09:48:44 PM »
What happens in Vegas . . . :whistling: :fuelfire:

I wonder if the fans will migrate . . . :fuelfire: :whistling:

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The thugs will follow just like they did to L.A.  I was there and it was pretty ugly.  I don't think 10 minutes (people not football) would go by before there was a fight somewhere in the stadium.
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