Raiders try to lure fans to Vegas in email about season tickets
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 13:53
It's official. The Oakland Raiders are relocating to Las Vegas with a vote of 31-1 from National Football League owners this afternoon.
The Raiders are on the move again, and this time they're headed to Las Vegas.
The team will play the 2017 season in Oakland, and could remain there for 2018.
They came "home" in 1995 to Oakland when officials put up $200 million to renovate the Coliseum and fund for a new practice facility. 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.
However, if fans in Oakland are upset, owner Mark Davis doesn't seem too concerned.
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.
"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. And I just don't think everything was done to try and stay in Oakland.
Nevertheless, led by Mark Davis, the Vegas Raiders would secure $750 million in Nevada state funding, along with the Davis family being granted a $600 million loan from Bank of America.
The Raiders become the third franchise to push through a successful relocation vote in the last 14 months, after the Rams and Chargers both finalized their moves to Los Angeles. You know, it's the Davis family and their vendetta and all of the difficulties dealing with the city of Oakland, the NFL. It encourages season ticket holders to pay a $100 deposit for the Las Vegas stadium.
Their $1.7-billion stadium in Vegas isn't expected to be completed until 2020, making for a long swan song in the bay.
"I'm not fighting this decision", the mayor said after giving a keynote speech at a tech diversity conference.
"We're always campaigning for South Florida", he said.
According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the city of San Antonio would be a "possible temporary venue" if the Raiders are forced to leave Oakland.