NFL owners approve Raiders’ stadium plan

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The Las Vegas Raiders moved a step closer to fruition Tuesday.

NFL owners voted to approve the Raiders’ $1.8 billion stadium plan, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority will review the project’s final details and vote on the plan Wednesday. Construction currently is scheduled for completion August 1, 2020. The Raiders received approval for relocation last March.

The Raiders will play this season in Oakland and hope to remain there in 2019, but the team’s lease with the Oakland-Alameda County Stadium expires after 2018. So it will need to work out an extension to stay in Oakland an extra season.

35 responses to “NFL owners approve Raiders’ stadium plan

  1. Has to be worth it to the city to have them be there the extra year right? I get fans and everyone being really upset but financially it has to be worth it for Oakland right?

  2. Better make sure all your free agents are signed by 2020 cuz every young millionaire athlete is gonna want to play in Sin City in the shiniest stadium in the league.

  3. moltensteelgumbo7 says:
    March 27, 2018 at 4:52 pm
    In a time not far away…

    Fall of 2020…

    Raiders out of Oakland and in Las Vegas… Trump out of DC and back in Atlantic City!!

    It’s gonna be LITTY!!!

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    In the words of Aerosmith— Dream On

  4. I can’t for the life of me understand why any Raiders fans in Oakland would continue showing up to support this team for two and possibly three seasons after they announce they’re leaving. As a Baltimore Colts fan who was a kid when they split, the middle of the night thing was terrible but probably still preferable to imagining them announcing they would be leaving in a few years.

  5. “In a time not far away”……NFL fans could look backward with fond remembrance, at the time when they could actually afford to attend an NFL game! …of course those days are now OVER Forever !…too bad….for ” Those were the days “.my friend !….db

  6. jxt2521 says:
    March 27, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Has to be worth it to the city to have them be there the extra year right? I get fans and everyone being really upset but financially it has to be worth it for Oakland right?
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    It will be if they ask for a lot of money.

  7. as a raider fan who lives in the bay area, im glad they are moving to Vegas. screw oakland for letting its mayor ruin every chance the raiders had to get a stadium deal done to stay in oakland.

  8. If you’re moving a team to Vegas, shouldn’t you change the name to reflect the city. Suggestions:

    The Vegas Rat Pack
    The Vegas Newtons
    The Vegas Card Counters
    The Vegas Desert Holes
    The Vegas Strip
    The Vegas Blackjacks
    The Vegas Slots
    The Vegas Roulettes
    The Vegas Free Buffets

    Just a thought…

  9. flaccodelic says:

    “I can’t for the life of me understand why any Raiders fans in Oakland would continue showing up to support this team for two and possibly three seasons after they announce they’re leaving.”

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    It’s a Raider thing pal. Once a Raider, always a Raider. We’ll see you in Vegas baby.

  10. Come on down to San Diego for a lame duck season or two. It would be a slap in the face to the NFL to see the Raiders out-draw both the Rams and the Chargers

  11. Come on down to San Diego for a lame duck season or two. It would be a slap in the face to the NFL to see the Raiders out-draw both the Rams and the Chargers

  12. Cant wait to be out of Oak. About time.
    Vegas is a MUCH better and safer and cleaner location.
    PSL owner, lifelong real supporter of Raiders here….cant wait.

    Good riddance Oak.

  13. flaccodelic says:

    “I can’t for the life of me understand why any Raiders fans in Oakland would continue showing up to support this team for two and possibly three seasons after they announce they’re leaving.”

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    It’s a Raider thing pal. Once a Raider, always a Raider. We’ll see you in Vegas baby.
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    See, a Ravens fan wouldn’t understand this because ever since Baltimore stole the Browns from Cleveland, their city has forgotten what it was like when Indy stole the Colts from Baltimore.

    That’s just the loyalty of a true Raider Nation fan.

    I’m not from Pittsburgh, but I’d be a Steelers fan no matter what, literally til I die. Not that the Rooneys are anything like the Davises in such respects as being more civic-minded than driven by money and spectacle, but I digress.

    “Flaccodelic”…what a dumb, worthless avatar moniker…try FlukeObelchic instead. What an albatross that contract has been! Just like we all knew it would be from day one…

  14. The dumbest fan base ever. After your team basically kicked you to the curb TWICE they still will come back like a kickapoo.

  15. Poor panther pro with his San Jose 49ers….we will see how much you own the bay when the raiders have another home game in San Jose next year.

    As for the NFL , i guess they just disregarded their own NFL requirements for the minimum amount of parking spaces required.

    As for The City of Oakland and Alameda County if the recent Oakland A’s proposal of buying the stadium the Raiders might not even have that as an option. The A’s might tell them to take a hike. They have never gotten along with the Raider. They should be called the Las Vegas Gypsies.

  16. I get it now… they’re going to Vegas because that’s where losing occurs far more often than winning.

    1 winning season in 15 years is about the same odds as most Vegas casinos. A perfect match!

  17. Half of the teams (minus Giants/Jets and Rams/Chargers) have stadiums that sit empty and unused for half the season. Why not schedule “home” games at 8 different stadiums when the true home team is away? Bring “Vegas” to cities across America — one year only!

    If a sizable amount of visitors are expected to travel to Vegas and catch a Raiders game, why not use this opportunity to solicit “fans” and tourists? Play in Green Bay when the Packers are away, play in Dallas, Tampa Bay, Buffalo, etc.

    Yes, it would be 16 games away,but if marketed correctly, could be a boon to the Raiders, NFL, and Vegas.

  18. The owners already approved the move, why do they they have to approve the stadium when the taxpayers are funding it? I do understand that plans for the new stadium have brothel suites and slot machines. So Raiders. They will do well in Vegas on secondary revenue.

  19. I wonder what kind of curfew opposing teams are going to impose on their players. Don’t be surprised if the Raiders do very well against the spread at home. The traveling teams’ wives might even want to join them for that away game. Oh boy. Hope they don’t make a surprise visit.

  20. $75,000 per seat for PSL fees in order for me to transfer my seats to Las Vegas…I am so grateful the Raiders will spread the $150,000 over 10 years. I think instead I will watch the games from a beach front condo in Maui instead.($500,000.00 for a box in end zone per season)

  21. feartheshieldonblacksunday says:
    March 27, 2018 at 6:02 pm
    Raiders in Vegas will be awesome road trips for all NFL fans. Son of Al and the NFL finally nailed something right. Return to Greatness America!
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    So what you are really saying is there will be no home field advantage.

  22. 1nationraidernation says:

    March 28, 2018 at 11:28 am

    $75,000 per seat for PSL fees in order for me to transfer my seats to Las Vegas…I am so grateful the Raiders will spread the $150,000 over 10 years. I think instead I will watch the games from a beach front condo in Maui instead.($500,000.00 for a box in end zone per season)
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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Is that all? lol

  23. twmp420 says:

    March 27, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    The dumbest fan base ever. After your team basically kicked you to the curb TWICE they still will come back like a kickapoo.
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    Life long Raider fan here. Life long Oklahoma resident too.

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