Oakland Radiers moving to Las Vegas

Mar 28, 2017, 00:27
Oakland Radiers moving to Las Vegas

Sources have told ESPN that the Raiders have enough votes for approval. Miami was the lone dissenter. Bank of America also is giving Davis a $650 million loan, further helping to persuade owners to allow the third team relocation in just over a year. I love Oakland. I love the fans of Oakland.

He made his quick initial pitch to Raiders fans, saying the team is open for business and they can hop on board for the 49ers bandwagon.

The Raiders will play the 2017 season in Oakland, with a timetable on the move not confirmed. Nevada will adapt the Raiders, if not immediately, then over time.

The second part of Davis' statement was a direct message to Oakland's fans: "The Raiders were born in Oakland and Oakland will always be part of our DNA". As I said earlier, there's going to be some disappointed fans and angry fans, and it's going to be up to me to talk to them and let them know why, how and what has happened, and hopefully we can work things out and work together for the future.

The Raiders will play the 2017, 2018 and possibly 2019 seasons in Oakland before relocating to Las Vegas in 2020, Davis said during a news conference after the vote.

This outcome, the second time the Raiders have left Oakland, was expected by most in and around the National Football League ever since the Nevada legislature approved $750 million in public subsidy toward stadium construction. That's where former North Penn and La Salle High player and longtime assistant coach Sean McDermott will be in a most uncomfortable position: asked repeatedly to address the reportedly deteriorating relationship between general manager Doug Whaley and ownership.

On Friday, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf finally made public the plans for a new Raiders and A's stadium on the current site of the Oakland Coliseum and Arena.

The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles past year and are building a $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood. The Lions were 2-3 there all time.

It will be interesting to see how fans in Oakland react to this news with regard to their season tickets and attendance at games. Before every game, I'd run to the Black Hole and I would throw trash at them, and water bottles, and they'd throw them back.

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 move has been expected for several weeks now, with CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reporting several days ago that the Raiders vote would be at the top of the docket at the NFL's annual spring meetings.

Davis said he had "mixed feelings" about the relocation, but ultimately decided it was in the club's best interests, and that his late father "would be proud". "We'll be happy to do that". Hockey has already been present in Vegas, with the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers calling the city home for a number of seasons. And visiting teams will have to handle those dynamics as well.

So, did the Dolphins just want to make sure that the handsome Miami beaches and awesome weather there remained as one of the most attractive free-agent destinations? "I do think it goes through".

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