National Football League owners vote to send Raiders to Las Vegas
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 15:19
Bakersfield native and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wrote to fans on Twitter today. The way I see it, the National Football League gave the Raiders permission to move, but as we all know things have a way of changing.
Members of a laborers union celebrate the Raiders move, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas.
There is still about $95 million in public debt that remains on the Coliseum after renovations.
The Davis Family, owners of the Raiders Franchise have overcome concerns relating to gambling being associated with the NFL. That didn't lessen the emotions of the team's dedicated fans in the East Bay who regularly came to games in costumes even during a stretch of 13 straight seasons without a playoff berth that ended this past season.
However, others say the move will give the franchise a boost and ensure the team has a suitable stadium to play home games in.
The team then bolted for Los Angeles in 1982, and just one year after their move the Raiders were able to lift the Lombardi after Super Bowl XVIII with a resounding 38-9 victory over theWashington Redskins. Originally, Sheldon Adelson, CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corps. offered to contribute $650 million to the deal only to rescind that offer in January. Tommy White of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority told this news organization Monday morning in Phoenix that the lease will get done next month _ "by May at the latest". "The audacity to send this out the day after you rip out our heart with the team", Chris Dobbins with Save Oakland Sports said.
Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders. If I was a fan, I wouldn't attend a game for the next three years, but that's just me.
We caught up with local fans regarding the opportunity to see the closest regional team in action. I also see the joy on the faces of our new fans in Las Vegas.
Davis and National Football League executives have summarily dismissed a proposed solution in Oakland by Hall of Fame player Ronnie Lott and NY hedge fund Fortress Investment Group. We will compete and we will do our best to bring a championship to the entire Raider Nation. "God bless and Go Raiders!"
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf made a last-minute presentation to the Raiders last week, revealing a plan for a $1.3 billion stadium that would be finished by the 2021 season.
Although Draymond Green grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, the Golden State Warriors' All-Star forward has been in Oakland long enough to feel the city's pain, as they're officially in lame-duck status and in the dubious position of watching their beloved team's impending relocation to Sin City.