Where Will Raiders Play After 2018 Season?
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 7:46
One day after approving the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas, NFL owners got busy passing several rules changes and adopting resolutions they believe will speed the game and enhance player safety.
The Raiders have legally binding options with the board to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, but Coliseum authority executive director Scott McKibben said he has no desire to house Mark Davis' team in 2019.
But it doesn't sound as if some in Oakland would want the Raiders to stick around another season.
"I feel bad for the city of Oakland".
McKibben went so far as to say that the stadium would be better off if the Raiders never played there again.
The email offers current season ticket members, whose accounts remain in good standing as long as the Raiders stay in Oakland, a special opportunity to purchase seats at the new Las Vegas stadium.
The vote to move comes after Oakland officials and Raiders fans fought to keep the team in the Bay Area.
"I couldn't be more excited for the fans and residents of Clark County as we move forward with the Raiders and the Rebels", Sisolak said. I love the fans in Oakland, and I know that there's going to be disappointment and maybe some anger.
At the annual meeting of National Football League club owners in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, 31 of 32 owners backed the change of venue, with only Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins voting against.
"It's one thing if you are moving them from Oakland to Fremont or something, but to Las Vegas", he said.
"I have mixed feelings; it's very bittersweet", Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN.com after the announcement was made Monday.
The plan would also have set aside land for the Oakland Athletics baseball team, which now shares the 51-year-old Oakland Coliseum with the Raiders. They also want to see the stadium design. Ain't many fan bases like the Raiders' fan base.
L.A. DREAMING: Despite winning two world championships in five years in Oakland, Davis, now the team's owner, had his sights set on Los Angeles. The team will stay in Oakland for the next two seasons, and possibly a third, as it waits for a $1.9 billion domed stadium to be built in Las Vegas. But that didn't stop the Warriors star from sounding off on the Raiders for making the decision to leave Oakland in the coming years for Las Vegas.