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Oakland Raiders Continue To Explore Move To Las Vegas

After being beaten to Los Angeles by the Rams, the Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is set for more meetings this week with Nevada state off


After being beaten to Los Angeles by the Rams, the Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is set for more meetings this week with Nevada state officials over a potential franchise relocation to Las Vegas. The Raiders, never a team to shy away from bold moves, have been looking to move from Oakland for a while now and have just a one-year lease (with a 2-year option) at the Alameda Coliseum, but the Raiders have a lot of financial incentives to move on from Oakland after rent prices on the Coliseum tripled and they lost money after O.co opted out of their naming rights agreement earlier this month. Davis has already toured the University of Nevada: Las Vegas’s Sam Boyd Stadium which is proposed as the temporary home for the team while a new, $1.3 billion stadium is being built. That stadium will be a topic of conversation at the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting that Davis is scheduled to attend on Thursday. While the move to Las Vegas is seemingly gathering steam there are still many hurdles for the Raiders to overcome before it is made official, and they could still end up back in Los Angeles if the San Diego Chargers decide to stay put rather than move. The Chargers have until January of next year to decide if they would like to join the Rams in Inglewood but that can be extended by a year if the argument over a public funding referendum continues in San Diego. The NFL also does not look kindly upon sports betting, which is of course very much legal and available in Vegas. But be it Los Angeles, Las Vegas or somewhere else, the Raiders will be on the move. And soon.


Toby Durant

A passionate and opinionated writer, I am currently the NFL and MLB editor for RealSport. However I also contribute to F1, WWE, Football, and other sections of the site.

I have covered the NFL International Series for RealSport and previously contributed to SB Nation.

Oakland Raiders Continue To Explore Move To Las Vegas

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