After a few failed attempts at gaining finance to build a $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas, The Oakland Raiders have found their support in Bank of America. The 65,000 seat stadium would be built near Mandalay Bay and shared with UNLV.
The move seemed to have grounded after casino owner Sheldon Adelson pulled his support last month after the NFL scoffed at the idea of a casino magnate having ownership of a franchise. Goldman Sachs started to pledge support after Adelson but then pulled support soon after.
The NFL owners meeting is from March 26-29 this year in Phoenix. The application for the move has been presented and 24 of 32 owners will need to vote approval for the move to take place. With no casino being involved it looks more likely than ever.
I don’t see an ownership position in a team from a casino. That is not consistent with our policies. – Roger Goodell
If the move is approved, the stadium will not be complete until 2020. The Raiders have stated that the next two season will keep them in Oakland no matter what. But the clock is ticking. Fans are feeling the pressure of their team being the next team in a line of teams that have moved around lately.
.@RAIDERS moving has a good chance of happening.For once do the right thing,give the option to Season Ticket holders to refund their money .
— Edward John (@edwardjohnCA) March 7, 2017
Hopefully if the Raiders move they will return season ticket holders money. The team could offer some travel deals to allow fans the opportunity to travel to Vegas. The Raiders have been in California since inception in 1960. It’s going to be a change to see the Raiders somewhere else, but change can be good sometimes.
It looks more than likely that the Raiders will change their location. It is to be seen if they change their uniforms or team name. We can only hope that Mark Davis changes his haircut.