Golden Knights Owner Bill Foley Questions Las Vegas Spending $750M on Raiders
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 28, 2017,
Mar 28, 2017, 7:25
Raiders owner Mark Davis is said to have "great support" to move the franchise from Oakland to Las Vegas after several years of failed contract talks with the city.
Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Las Vegas. In a statement, Ross said, "My position today was that we as owners and as a League owe it to the fans to do everything we can to stay in the communities that have supported us until all options have been exhausted".
Consider that it was Jones who pushed the deal through for St. Louis Rams to relocate to Los Angeles roughly 15 months ago.
Las Vegas will pay the $750 million, which surely could be used for more important things in the city, such as more schools and teachers.
Two moves from the city and many fans remain loyal.
The Cardinals have played 10 preseason games and five regular season games against the Raiders since 2000, nine of those games total in Oakland.
Tampa Bay's list of game sites will be a little longer by the time they head to Las Vegas.
"Legends is important", Jones said to me. But NFL owners voted early past year to allow the Rams to move to Inglewood.
-Speaking of Redskins games for the upcoming year, Washington will face the Chargers in front of a packed crowd, as Los Angeles announced on Monday that all season tickets now available for sale at the StubHub Center for the 2017 regular season have been sold. Before that, the Raiders were in Oakland from 1960-81 before moving to Los Angeles. The Bucs saw all the AFC West clubs past year, too, after matching up with the AFC South in 2015, the AFC North in 2014 and the AFC East in 2013. "We still represent Raider Nation".
Is it possible that the Raiders just went from having one of the best home field advantages in the league to the worst? With a team in Vegas, every other week during the season a new group of National Football League teams and players will be rolling through town making it rain at every strip club in town! "They don't want us". "And I just hope that in the future as we play in Oakland this year, that they understand that it wasn't the players, it wasn't the coaches that made this decision".
How well they will be received over that period by the disgruntled locals they are leaving behind remains to be seen - though Davis has promised to refund season-ticket deposits this term - and the team's quarterback Derek Carr expressed his mixed feelings in a post on Twitter. The Raiders could spend the next two or even three seasons in Oakland before the proposed 60,000-seat stadium - whose estimated cost has recently dropped from $1.9 billion to $1.7 billion - is ready.
Don't let your heart bleed for Davis too much, he's still worth an estimated $500 million.
It appears that Chiefs fans can start making plans to see the team play in Las Vegas.