ALAMEDA, Calif. — Catering to two NFL markets simultaneously can be complicated.
On April 29, the third and final day of the NFL draft, the Raiders will welcome their newest Oakland players in front of the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.
A draft party will be at the Nevada landmark. Information is limited at this time, but each of the Raiders’ picks from the fourth to seventh rounds will be announced live on TV from the site. It is common for teams to announce day-three draft picks from a satellite location. Last year, the Raiders did so from Mexico City.
The Raiders are scheduled to make five selections on the draft’s third day, picking once in rounds four to six and twice in the seventh round.
Some TV time in Las Vegas will be the Raiders’ latest footprint in the area.
A billboard was erected Friday at the Raiders’ preferred stadium site, a 62-acre plot across I-15 from Mandalay Bay. It reads in capital white letters: “The Raiders are coming.” The Raiders confirmed that they were behind the billboard, but offered no further comment.
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