Fans in Las Vegas Celebrate Raiders Planned Move

"My father always said, 'the greatness of the Raiders is in its future, ' and the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness", Davis said in a prepared statement. Even with talks from Al Davis son, Mark, Oakland still showed up and supported their team.

There is precedent for this with the Raiders, who relocated from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982.

"I think when you own a team, you're a steward of that team and you have obligations to the community", he said.

The Raiders could occupy UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium, which seats only 35,000, for 2019.

"Waiting a couple of months to send it to the current season ticket holders would have been a better move", he added.

"I want to come into Las Vegas clean", Davis told ESPN.

If the Raiders have hope for its branding efforts over the next few years, it lies the in the fact that's numerous team's loyal fan base seems to be willing to stick with them in any geography. However, the lease has a catch: It's set up as two single-year options, which means the Raiders can back out of it after the 2017 season.

The leader of the Coliseum authority board said it loses money on Raiders games and he has no interest in having the Las Vegas-bound team play in Oakland beyond the 2018 season.

"Declared the brightest place on earth, Las Vegas will shine brighter when the Raiders kick off in 2020." followed by a CGI video featuring the video renderings from Matica architecture.

After sharing Oakland Coliseum for just over 20 years, the National Football League approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, giving the Oakland Athletics a major push toward a new ballpark. A almost $2 billion stadium near the Vegas Strip is already in the works. "We're going to make the Oakland fans very welcomed". "I'm originally from Los Angeles, so I used to watch them at the coliseum, and I know what we are going through now", Medina said.

"So Las Vegas, you can count on us bringing a piece of Oakland with us and you are getting a tough, loyal, and competitive fan base and team", he said.

  • Julie Sanders