NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Move From Oakland To Las Vegas

Scott McKibben, executive director of the Coliseum authority board, on Tuesday said lawyers are also looking at whether the NFL and the Raiders followed the league's relocation policy while negotiating the approved deal to move to Las Vegas. And I just don't think everything was done to try and stay in Oakland. The moves led to the building of "Qwest Field" which is now known CenturyLink (and was just called Seahawks Stadium for the first year, I believe). "I can not in good conscience give the Raiders my money".

"That's like moving the Dallas Cowboys or like moving the Packers". I'm not a die-hard Raiders fan, but I do support the city of Oakland, so it ain't for me.

The Raiders will play the 2017, 2018 and possibly 2019 seasons in Oakland before relocating to Las Vegas in 2020, Davis said during a news conference after the vote.

"It's one thing if you're moving them from Oakland to Fremont or something".

The NFL is coming to Las Vegas. "It's fresh and there's a lot of emotion that goes into this", Lynch said.

Blink, and just like that, they could have been on their way to Toronto or Las Vegas or some other place willing to spend the millions of dollars to make it attractive for owners to move the team and for their fellow National Football League owners to overwhelmingly approve it.

James Juarez, a member of the Knights of the Shield Booster club, said he's excited because Vegas is more fun than Oakland and the raiders deserve a new stadium.

"I believe when you own a team you're a steward for the city", Ross said. Maybe in a flawless world, it would kind of show them, you know, we went a couple of good seasons here, maybe even a championship, and then they go to Las Vegas and suck for 15 years. Getting that vote on the Raiders out of the way early is a smart move because there are many other issues they will consider this week.

"My father used to say that the greatness of the Raiders was in its future", Davis said, referring to Al Davis, from whom he inherited the team in 2011.

Season-ticket revenue for the 49ers didn't spike when the Raiders left Oakland initially and didn't dip when they returned.

"That's ridiculous. No way I would pay my money to attend a game".

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