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Nevada Assembly continues to consider stadium bill

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  A fan holds a sign in the stands in reference to a potential move by the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas during the NFL game between the Oakland Raiders and the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Nevada Senate has passed the bill that would build a new stadium for the Raiders. The Nevada Assembly hasn’t, yet.

Via the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a 17-hour marathon session on Thursday resulted in no vote, one way or the other, regarding the proposal to contribute $750 million in taxpayer funds toward the structure.

A total of 28 votes are needed to pass the bill for consideration by the governor. It’s unclear whether the ayes will have it.

One potential roadblock came from a report suggesting that the stadium would require the acceleration of $900 million in road projects. If those, and other, concerns kill the bill, the project could be sent to the Clark County Commission for approval.

None of this matters if the Raiders can’t get internal approval to move. As PFT previously has reported, a fight is brewing among owners regarding whether it makes sense to move an NFL team into the nation’s gambling capital.

The Assembly was due to resume its work on Friday at 12:00 p.m. ET.

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27 Responses to “Nevada Assembly continues to consider stadium bill”
  1. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 14, 2016 12:23 PM

    This is insanity.

    The league makes billions off its normal operations.

    Now it makes billions more from its shadow ownership of the daily fantasy gambling sites.

    Yet for these disgustingly greedy, scumbag owners that’s not enough. They still have to extort their buildings from the taxpayers.

    No city or state should ever give the NFL a single dime again.

  2. raiderssf says: Oct 14, 2016 12:28 PM

    And last night news dropped that Eddie DeBartolo is interested in playing a part in keeping the Raiders in Oakland. #stayinoakland

  3. jerseyshoregiant says: Oct 14, 2016 12:33 PM

    I guess the NFL can’t stop the Raiders from moving to a state that has legal sports wagering yet they filed lawsuits against NJ to prevent us from having legalized sports wagering.

  4. Raider Jon says: Oct 14, 2016 12:34 PM

    None of this matters if the Raiders can’t get internal approval to move. As PFT previously has reported, a fight is brewing among owners regarding whether it makes sense to move an NFL team into the nation’s gambling capital.

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    Come on now. Does the league really want to take us on again about where the team moves?

  5. pilingon57 says: Oct 14, 2016 12:36 PM

    I would like the NFL to comment on the plans Mark Davis has to come up with 500 million. Some of the money is from the NFL to build a stadium in OAKLAND not Las Vegas.

  6. jag1959 says: Oct 14, 2016 12:37 PM

    “None of this matters if the Raiders can’t get internal approval to move.”
    Approval? This is the Raiders we are talking about. They don’t need no stinking approval.

  7. youaresimple says: Oct 14, 2016 12:39 PM

    I understand people’s concerns regarding owners having stadiums paid for with tax money…BUT, it seems that a lot of the voices are from people that don’t live in those particular states. If the people and legislature within the state want it then so be it.

    Also, PFT loves to emphasize the owners in this…we all know that if the Raiders want to move they will do it REGARDLESS of what the other owners want. We also know as a fact that some of these owners do not like the Raiders because of AL Davis, which is ridiculous.

  8. kcraiderfan says: Oct 14, 2016 12:45 PM

    Everything I am seeing on twitter says SB1 will not pass.

  9. abninf says: Oct 14, 2016 12:48 PM

    None of this matters if the Raiders can’t get internal approval to move.
    ===================================

    Like they got “internal approval” to move from LA to Oakland?

  10. wrossi81 says: Oct 14, 2016 12:49 PM

    Mark Davis will move or not based on what he wants to do. Just look at his haircut, that is the hair of a man who does not care what you or I or Goodell or the owners of the other 31 NFL teams think.

    The Nevada Assembly would be fools to approve a giveaway to a man who owns a team worth billions. But hey, they’d be fools who brought the NFL to Nevada.

  11. scrp2 says: Oct 14, 2016 12:54 PM

    With ratings down you got to give the Raiders a new stadium in Vegas. #SaveTheLeague

  12. cardinealsfan20 says: Oct 14, 2016 12:54 PM

    @harrisonhits2 – “no city or state should ever give the NFL a single dime again.”

    And because of that attitude Oakland will lose the Raiders. You do realize that Davis doesn’t have the net worth to build his own stadium?

    By the way, those greedy scumbag owners are the reason you have the NFL. For some reason I doubt that you’re rich enough to field a league.

  13. mmack66 says: Oct 14, 2016 1:04 PM

    raiderssf says:
    Oct 14, 2016 12:28 PM

    And last night news dropped that Eddie DeBartolo is interested in playing a part in keeping the Raiders in Oakland. #stayinoakland
    ————————

    Eddie needs to get down to the south end of the bay and do a hostile takeover of the 49ers, before his nephew runs them totally into the ground.

  14. raider8er says: Oct 14, 2016 1:06 PM

    Mark Davis is not his father.

    Al had a fire in him that made him the Rouge/Raider of the NFL since the inception of the AFL.

    I don’t think Mark has the kind of fight in him to take the Raiders to Vegas without league approval.

    Mark also appears naive if Sheldon Adelson is not going to demand a lion’s share of the Raiders either in ownership and/or revenue.

  15. intentionallywidenberg says: Oct 14, 2016 1:06 PM

    jag1959 says:
    Oct 14, 2016 12:37 PM

    “None of this matters if the Raiders can’t get internal approval to move.”
    Approval? This is the Raiders we are talking about. They don’t need no stinking approval.
    ——————————————————
    Yep. Facts on the ground matter. If the Raiders just up & move to Vegas, the league isn’t going to be able to stop them. Are they really going to kick out a storied franchise on the rise that is trying to open a new market?
    I don’t think so.

    Especially if the move will reinforce the current financial model of blackmailing municipalities into building new stadiums.

  16. radrntn says: Oct 14, 2016 1:08 PM

    Hahahahahaahahahahaha. Please tell me what happens if
    Mark Davis just moves the team to Vegas regardless of what the other owners think……what will happen…will they kick them out of the NFL….get real!

    You have a business that does approx 13 billion a year in revenue. If the league cares so much have them pay 100% and build the Raiders a venue in Oakland….if not..shut up.

  17. mullman76 says: Oct 14, 2016 1:30 PM

    @harrisonhits…

    Your owner runs around with “pros”.

    Talk about a scumbag.

  18. Frazier28/7 says: Oct 14, 2016 1:32 PM

    this league would move the packers if it made more money. after st louis did just about everything and Kroenke still didn’t care and moved it showed everyone how nothing has changed since Cleveland ’95.

  19. flybono24 says: Oct 14, 2016 1:45 PM

    As of last night they were expecting 10 “yes” votes and only needed 8 more to pass, out of 28 I think it was? And they had another 10 they believe will vote “yes”. But the official vote hasn’t happened yet.

    It sounds like it will pass, though!
    Las Vegas here we come!

  20. kane337 says: Oct 14, 2016 1:46 PM

    pilingon57 says:
    Oct 14, 2016 12:36 PM
    I would like the NFL to comment on the plans Mark Davis has to come up with 500 million. Some of the money is from the NFL to build a stadium in OAKLAND not Las Vegas.
    ————————————

    The NFL will kick in $200 million, Mark Davis the other $300 million.

    There’s absolutely no way the NFL is going to turn down 1.4 billion in free money ($650 from Sheldon Adelson, $750 from hotel taxes) if the assembly approves the funding.

  21. Getoffmylawn! says: Oct 14, 2016 2:31 PM

    Mark Davis can’t even afford the relocation fee!

  22. flybono24 says: Oct 14, 2016 3:02 PM

    It just passed! They amended the SB1, so it will have to return to the Senate for a re-vote. But they expect the same results.
    Next step, getting signed by the Governor, but he’s been in favor of this the entire time.
    After that, the NFL owners’ votes. And we all know how that will turn out.

  23. irongoats says: Oct 14, 2016 3:06 PM

    Senate Bill clears assembly 28-13 @ 11:51 my time Vegas.

  24. toybkshr says: Oct 14, 2016 3:06 PM

    I guess some assembly people haven’t rcvd their “envelope” yet.

  25. grogansheroes says: Oct 14, 2016 3:22 PM

    cardinealsfan20 says:
    Oct 14, 2016 12:54 PM
    @harrisonhits2 – “no city or state should ever give the NFL a single dime again.”

    And because of that attitude Oakland will lose the Raiders. You do realize that Davis doesn’t have the net worth to build his own stadium?

    By the way, those greedy scumbag owners are the reason you have the NFL. For some reason I doubt that you’re rich enough to field a league.
    ————————————————————
    Harrisonhits is right. Do your state politicians always spend your money wisely?
    And you are wrong on your second point as well. We have an NFL because of people like Halas, Paul brown, Wellington Mara, and Art Rooney. Cared for the greater good of the league, and were not billionaire owners. Some even had trouble making payroll. Most of these new owners only care about the bottom line, not the game. Also, when was the last time your state built a building for Google to work in, or Microsoft?

  26. kane337 says: Oct 14, 2016 3:31 PM

    The Nevada Assembly just approved the bill.
    Next up is Governor’s signature (already said he would sign it) and then the NFL owners vote.

  27. abninf says: Oct 14, 2016 5:50 PM

    cardinealsfan20 says:

    And because of that attitude Oakland will lose the Raiders. You do realize that Davis doesn’t have the net worth to build his own stadium?
    ===================================

    You can’t expect a socialist to be able to comprehend that.

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