Warriors' Draymond Green says he won't attend another Raiders game
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 20:32
A move to Nevada's famous casino city would make Raiders games more accessible to their Los Angeles fans, as Las Vegas is 100 miles closer to LA than Oakland.
"I feel bad for the city of Oakland". Yet, Mark Davis said in a press conference today, the move is bittersweet.
As Ian Rapoport sums it below, Ross simply doesn't feel this move is the best thing for the fans and for the NFL. "They don't think about what it does to the loyal fan base they've built up for years". "I've been a fan my whole life so seeing them leave Oakland is a tough pill to swallow".
"That's ridiculous. No way I would pay my money to attend a game".
The Raiders received about $750 million from Nevada taxpayers past year to build a stadium in Las Vegas, and team owner Mark Davis is putting up 500 million. It's like moving the Boston Celtics from Boston or the Lakers from L.A. - you just don't move certain franchises.
While its possible Takk may be drafted by the Raiders, he doesn't actually have to play for the team to benefit from the new tax rate.
The Oakland Raiders are a well-supported franchise with history in the Bay Area.
Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis' team belongs to Oakland.
NFL owners voted Monday to approve the Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas, the league announced.
"I can't answer that definitively, " Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting. But the Chiefs-Raiders rivalry won't be dying just because the Raiders will be on the move. You know, it's the Davis family and their vendetta and all of the difficulties dealing with the city of Oakland, the NFL. After that, however, they may not be welcomed back according to one stadium executive.
The NFL approved relocation of a third NFL franchise since January 2016, when the Rams were approved for the franchise's fourth move - from St. Louis to Los Angeles.
Raiders owner Mark Davis needed at least 24 of 32 votes, and after several hours of meetings and presentations Monday at the National Football League annual meetings at the Arizona Biltmore, the approval was announced. Moving the Raiders? You can move a lot of teams.