National Football League owners say yes to the Las Vegas Raiders
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 15:22
This would probably push Mark Davis into moving the team by the 2018 season. That's (moving to Vegas) ridiculous.
NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. I won't attend a game, and I'm not a diehard Raiders fan, but I do support the city of Oakland.
While 2019 is not almost upon us, Davis needs a concrete plan for that season, including finding a training facility as well as a stadium.
Green also said he feels like the Raiders are one of the few National Football League teams that shouldn't be allowed to move under any circumstances.
They came "home" in 1995 to Oakland when officials put up $200 million to renovate the Coliseum and fund for a new practice facility.
Even so, the approved public money will not cover the full stadium price tag of almost $2 billion.
Ken Mclin holds up a Raiders banner Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money, and Bank of America is giving Davis a $650 million loan.
And that's not counting Miami and South Beach, or there now being two teams now in Los Angeles. And the NFL San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles with a detour in Carson California.
Green's feelings are likely echoed by many in Oakland, which will make things awkward for the Raiders for the next two years. "The audacity to send this out the day after you rip out our heart with the team", Chris Dobbins with Save Oakland Sports said.
These are all valid questions at this point, considering we have never quite seen a relocation like this before. We worked tirelessly over the last nine months or so on a solution. "We're still the Raiders and we represent Raider Nation".
Then, what was the younger Davis' take on whether his father would have seen the Silver State as a home for the Silver and Black?
For Bay Area fans upset about the move, it has been reported that Mark Davis did in fact say that he would issue a refund for anyone who bought season tickets, should they want one. "And I think maintaining those rivalries is very important for the Chiefs and obviously very important for our fans".
"Everyone needs to understand what the landscape is", he said.
The $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas is not scheduled to be ready until the 2020 season, leaving the team with limited options for 2019.