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Published: Tue, March 28, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Lions ready for Las Vegas Raiders road game


The dual-use quickly became defunct as the business of expensive stadiums put a premium on sites that are tailor-made for the tenant.

Renderings show a possible $1.3 billion stadium with $600 million already secured through private funds from the Fortress Investment Group and NFL Hall of Famer and 49ers legend Ronnie Lott.

In the response, seen by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, he rejected the latest proposal saying he could see no clear timeline from the city of Oakland, specifically regarding the future of the Athletics baseball team, which now shares a stadium with the Raiders. "Other significant uncertainties, which we have previously identified, remain unaddressed".

Regardless of whether fans hate it or love it, this is happening, so Las Vegas better get ready for an National Football League team. Home to the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS, the StubHub Center seats only 30,000.

The votes are in, and the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas has been approved. And while their stadium is crumbling, they are known for having some of the most loyal fans in the league. The Raiders would go on to win the AFL the following season but lose to Green Bay 33-14 in the second Super Bowl. "I think anyone who has visited Oakland and played a game there in the last several years understands the situation there was hard at best". I guess California can't have that many teams, and the Raiders felt they had to move to the desert-slash-entertainment city. We have the reputations as rebels - as Raiders.

Schaaf said on Friday she believed Oakland had a good plan for the team. Oakland couldn't afford to do that", says SB Nation's David Fucillo, adding, "The Raiders have a sizable contingent of LA fans from their time down there in the '80s and early '90s, and those folks will travel to Las Vegas. The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas. We needed a solution.

There was a time when the Raiders were the Cleveland Browns of the AFC West.

"The Raiders were born in Oakland, and Oakland will always be part of our DNA", Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement on the team's website.

Unlike the Rams and Chargers, there will be no instant move for the Raiders, meaning they will continue to play at the Oakland Coliseum next season, with the option to stay the following year and possibly in 2019 too while their new Vegas home is erected.

However, do we really need to see the Raiders up and leave from Oakland again?

Monday's vote came after Oakland officials and Raiders fans mounted what they called a "Hail Mary" effort to keep the team in the Bay Area.

The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Professional sports leagues have always been wary of placing a team near the gambling capital of the United States.

But with the internet creating a surge in off-shore gambling and instantaneous sharing of information, that concern has waned.

First, the Raiders have to get to Las Vegas.

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