Clark County Commission chairman Steve Sisolak said Tuesday that the Oakland Raiders’ “premier site” to build a new NFL stadium remains a 63-acre property at Russell Road and Dean Martin Drive.
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Las Vegas eventually will get in line to host a Super Bowl, but it will not happen in 2022, the next available date for the championship game, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the Review-Journal on Tuesday.
Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson talks of “a big hole,” that has prevented the city from enticing top sport and entertainment event. Now, he says, “That hole has been filled.”
The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday they are accepting $100 deposits for what appears to be personal seat licenses at the new Las Vegas stadium.
When does the Autumn Wind that is Raider Nation finally blow in from the West Coast, across the desert and into our fair city? Namely, when will the Raiders play a bona-fide regular-season game in Las Vegas?
With the Oakland Raiders officially OK’d to move to Las Vegas, local economists are now studying the path to a new stadium for signs the Raiders are more than just new entertainment.
Monday’s announcement that the team will relocate to Las Vegas from Oakland not only is a boost to fans but also to representatives of the city’s tourism industry who see a potential bonanza in additional visitation.
Raiders officials have said they plan on playing in Oakland until the new 65,000-seat domed stadium is complete in Las Vegas. But the facility isn’t expected to open until the 2020 season.
The Raiders have a well-known logo that has lasted for more than 50 years, and their slogan, “Commitment to Excellence,” is just as strong. Expect both to travel to Las Vegas when the team relocates from Oakland.
National Football League owners voted Monday in Phoenix to approve the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Southern Nevada, where a $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium will be built for the team.
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