Those National Football League fans hoping to get a definitive resolution on whether the Oakland Raiders are Las Vegas-bound will likely be disappointed in the outcome of Thursday’s Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting.
The Oakland Raiders will seek relocation to Las Vegas if a domed stadium is built here, according to two reports. Both Sports Illustrated and the Bleacher Report reported Monday that Raiders owner Mark Davis will pledge Thursday to move the team to Southern Nevada if a 65,000-seat stadium is built along Tropicana Avenue near the Strip.
Meetings will be scheduled, big money will be discussed and, eventually, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis will make a decision. Davis’ decision will be based on money, of course, and nothing will happen overnight.
A consultant hired by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Campus Improvement Authority says a domed stadium on 42 acres at Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane would not disrupt operations at McCarran International Airport. But a McCarran official said the FAA is still reviewing the stadium site.
If Mark Davis is indeed using Las Vegas and a proposed $1.3 billion Strip stadium as a way to land a new palace to replace the ramshackle site that is O.co Coliseum in Oakland, he sure is keeping a straight face about things.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis will appear before a state committee later this month to discuss relocating the National Football League team to Las Vegas.
The NFL’s Oakland Raiders plan to play some preseason games at Sam Boyd Stadium, and possibly one regular-season game per year, to help build their fan base in Southern Nevada if a deal is reached to build a new domed stadium near the Las Vegas Strip.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis met with UNLV officials Friday and toured Sam Boyd Stadium, home of the Rebels football team.
Consultants working for Las Vegas Sands and Majestic Realty told the 11-member Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on Thursday about the benefits a domed stadium would bring to Southern Nevada.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday at the league meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, that he isn’t dismissing Las Vegas as a potential home for an NFL franchise.