Perhaps more amazing than owners voting 31-1 on Monday in favor of allowing relocation for owner Mark Davis and his Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas was that gambling was barely mentioned before ballots were cast.
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There isn’t a head coach in NFL history who will have faced such a relocation challenge over the extended period of time Jack Del Rio and the Raiders now inherit.
Clark County Commission chairman Steve Sisolak said Tuesday that the Oakland Raiders’ “premier site” to build a new NFL stadium remains a 63-acre property at Russell Road and Dean Martin Drive.
With the Raiders suddenly on the local sports scene, it means both the NFL and the NHL are in Las Vegas, a market similar to Nashville when it comes to size, tourism and entertainment.
The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday they are accepting $100 deposits for what appears to be personal seat licenses at the new Las Vegas stadium.
Las Vegas eventually will get in line to host a Super Bowl, but it will not happen in 2022, the next available date for the championship game, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the Review-Journal on Tuesday.
Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson talks of “a big hole,” that has prevented the city from enticing top sport and entertainment event. Now, he says, “That hole has been filled.”
When does the Autumn Wind that is Raider Nation finally blow in from the West Coast, across the desert and into our fair city? Namely, when will the Raiders play a bona-fide regular-season game in Las Vegas?
Answers to 10 questions we know you have concerning the Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas.
Las Vegas has been awarded an NFL franchise in the Raiders and done so in overwhelming fashion, as owners voted 31-1 on Monday to allow Mark Davis to move his team from Oakland.
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