Are the Las Vegas Raiders a thing now?
All 32 NFL owners were expected to vote on the potential Oakland Raiders relocation to Las Vegas this afternoon at 2 PM. Efforts were made by the Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to delay voting for the city to show what they are capable of doing for the Raiders if they were to remain in the Bay Area.
This relocation was expected by many key figures in the league such as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis.
“I think we will have a vote, and I think we will have a positive vote. I think we are in pretty good shape,” Goodell told the public.
Raiders owner Mark Davis needed at least 24 “yes” votes from the 32 owners in order for relocation and a new franchise, he received 31, with the only team to negate the move being the Miami Dolphins.
— Taylor Bisciotti (@TaylorBisciotti) March 27, 2017
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also told KSNV during the NFL’s annual spring meeting in Phoenix,”it’s going to be an exciting day for Vegas.”
The new concept of the Coliseum has been publicized, and it looks pretty cool, but it won’t be cheap.
Will this be the Raiders’ new home? https://t.co/afDVo0PvM8
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— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 27, 2017
The Raiders have been expecting this move and have all the pieces set for the move, all that’s left is for a stadium to be built. City, along with state officials have pledged near $750 million all in public funding towards a new stadium in Las Vegas. After filing a trademark for the ‘Las Vegas Raiders’ name earlier this season, it seems as if the NFL has its new franchise.