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Report: Mark Davis to sign Las Vegas stadium deal on Monday


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#1 kcchief4lif

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 06:55 PM

Things are moving quickly for the Oakland Raiders, who took significant strides toward Las Vegas this week.

Now that an NFL stadium deal has passed through both chambers of the Nevada state legislature, Raiders owner Mark Davis reportedly plans to sign it on Monday.

Via Riley Snyder of Politifact:

 

 
 

Sands lobbyist @AndyAbboud says @GovSandoval and Raiders owner Mark Davis will sign stadium bill in Vegas on Monday #nvleg

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Davis sounds like he's 100 percent committed to relocating the team to Las Vegas, based on a statement he delivered after this news broke (h/t Michelle Rindels of the Associated Press).

 

 
 

Raiders owner Mark Davis responds to #nvleg approvals, refers to Vegas stadium as "new home for the entire Raider nation."

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Davis has committed $500 million to the projected $1.9 billion cost to build a 65,000-seat, domed stadium in Las Vegas. The legislation passed this week approved $750 million in public funds (hotel tax) for the project. Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has pledged to cover the remaining costs.

 

http://oak.247sports...Monday-48239043



#2 West

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 08:05 PM

Bye, Bye Oaktown....Sad to see.

 

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#3 oldtimer

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 08:49 PM

Where they gonna draw from? I mean I never have nor most likely never will go to Vegas but how many people are in the general metro area?I thought Vegas was on life support?.

 

 The Raiders with out  being in Oakland is like the Rams in or the Browns/Ravens not in their home town..pretty pathetic in my opinion.



#4 Semo

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 09:19 PM

Yeah, it won't be the same.  Maybe the league won't approve it.



#5 WichitaZRide

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 10:01 PM

Just as you think the Raiders are headed in the right direction, they pull a move like this...  As we in the KC area know, you can get round trip flight trips to vegas for like 200 bucks...and you know how dirt cheap you can get hotels for.  What this basically did is created an affordable opportunity for people all across the country to go see a their team play the Raiders on the road while getting the benefits of a weekend in Vegas.  There will be no home field advantage for the raiders, as every game will basically be a neutral game when you see how the fans are divided in the stadium.  Its gonna be hard for owners to vote against future road games for their team played on a neutral site...



#6 kcchief4lif

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 09:14 PM

The Las Vegas Raiders? Not quite yet.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that the league has miles to go before green-lighting a franchise move to Nevada.

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"There's still a great deal of information that we need to gather with respect to the circumstances we see in Las Vegas, the opportunities and also the challenges," Goodell said from the Fall League Meeting in Houston. "Those are the things we'll look at through the committee, and report back to them maybe as early as December, but more likely later than that."

Goodell told reporters that three California-based teams -- theRaidersChargers and Rams -- made presentations on Wednesday morning about "the status of their efforts to get stadiums built."

"As it specifically relates to the Raiders, the presentation was informative. It was factual," Goodell said. "The membership had the opportunity to ask questions. The chairman of the committee, Art Rooney, made it very clear that this is something that is a significant focus of the stadium committee, has been and will be going forward."

Raiders owner Mark Davis made it clear on Wednesday where he stands on a potential move.

 

 

 

"I'm gonna say this for the last time, alright?" Davis told reporters. "When I met with Governor (Brian) Sandoval for the very first time, he looked me in the eye and said, 'Are you using us for leverage to get a better deal somewhere else?' I told him I've never done that with a city and that if they come up with what we're talking about, that we would be moving or doing our best to come to Las Vegas."

Said Davis: "About a week before he called the special session, he called me up there, we went up and we had lunch. He looked me in the eye again and said, 'Does that still stand?' I said absolutely. If they come up with what we're talking about, we're gonna move to Las Vegas."

It's worth noting that Goodell didn't shoot down a potential Raiders shift from Oakland to Nevada. As with the Rams before them, though, the presence of a rock-solid stadium deal is requisite before anything is approved.

 

http://www.nfl.com/n...ve-to-las-vegas



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:51 PM

This solves our future problem with Peters. He won't have an attachment to the Las Vegas whatevertheydecidetocomethemselves.

 

I see a problem with the gambling aspect of this move. Definitely, the Raiders want a new venue. In Al Davis fashion, I hope they sue the NFL, and it is a long odious ordeal.



#8 liquidfriend

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 12:23 AM

I don't think it's really an issue.  Being directly in Vegas isn't going to change the needle on games being fixed.

 

They will also have no issues filling the stadium as half of the crowd will be visiting fans looking for a fun cheap weekend filled with gambling, public drinking and hookers.



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Posted 25 October 2016 - 03:09 AM

Where they gonna draw from? I mean I never have nor most likely never will go to Vegas but how many people are in the general metro area?I thought Vegas was on life support?.

 

 The Raiders with out  being in Oakland is like the Rams in or the Browns/Ravens not in their home town..pretty pathetic in my opinion.

The city has a population of over 600,000 and a area population of over two million.  Both are larger than KC or the KC area.  I used to fly in there at the beginning of my career and think the population was around 50,000.  Why the growth?  It's people retiring from the west coast that don't want to pay 13% state income tax plus the climate, entertainment, dining, and golf are super.  There will be plenty of support for a pro team there among the retirees and the visitors.


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#10 kccrow

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 11:51 PM

The flights from Oak to LV aren't expensive either... This is a good move for the Raiders. They can keep a stadium full and keep a good segment of their fan base. 



#11 azchief21

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:11 AM

This will be a great option for me to see the Chiefs. Have a really good friend that lives there. Free Lodging and only about a 5 hour drive or cheap air fare.






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