Raiders survey sent to Las Vegas residents

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As the Raiders and Las Vegas continue a money-fueled mating dance, the team that may move to Nevada has officially commenced the process of getting to know more about its potential new neighbors.

Via Richard N. Velotta of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, an 83-question survey has been sent to more than 10,000 addresses in the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce’s database.

The Chamber of Commerce sent the survey as a community service, at no cost to the Raiders.

The survey addresses issues like potential interest in a move and seating preferences at a new stadium. It steers clear of the potentially controversial question of public vs. private financing.

And for good reason. Lawyers shouldn’t ask questions to which they don’t already know the answer, and pollsters shouldn’t ask questions that could lead to answers they don’t want to know.

A potential tug-of-war looms regarding the existing plan to use roughly $750 million in taxpayer dollars and a recent suggestion from a top economic consultant to the governor that the amount should be reduced by $200 million.

48 responses to “Raiders survey sent to Las Vegas residents

  1. I love football, but it seems to me that they could find something to spend 750 m. that would benefit the community more than an NFL team. Why don’t they agree to take 50% of the gross increase in NFL sports book action from all casinos to pay for the stadium.

  2. A potential tug-of-war looms regarding the existing plan to use roughly $750 million in taxpayer dollars and a recent suggestion from a top economic consultant to the governor that the amount should be reduced by $200 million.

    That there governor needs better a better top economic consultant because NO PUBLIC TAXPAYER DOLLARS SHOULD GO TO BILLIONAIRES FOR THEIR SPORTS TEAMS!!!!

    If you can’t make money where you are at…sell the team to someone who can…or build your own stadiums!!!!!

  3. Moving to Vegas is a terrible idea imo … with a population just around 600k people are there enough residents who can afford the $$$ to fill a football stadium 8 weeks a year …

  4. Not sure the residents are going to have a problem with a hotel tax that won’t really affect them. It will, however, affect all those visitors / suckers like me who go to flush their money away, and we dont get to vote on it.

  5. How long is the lease for? Just wondering when the Raiders are going to move from Las Vegas. Change the name to the Nomads if you can’t stay in one place.

  6. The Chamber of Commerce sent the survey as a community service, at no cost to the Raiders.

    How is this considered a community service?

  7. billswillnevermove says:
    Jun 28, 2016 2:05 PM

    Survey says? FLUSH!!!!

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    The Raiders are generating interest in other communities, unlike the jills that no other town wants to be associated with. Enjoy the toilet known as The Ralph for the next hundred years.

  8. The people screaming “no welfare for billionaires” have zero problem with driving on public roads, attending public schools, going to public parks, etc.; all things also paid for by taxpayers who may or may not use those services.

  9. One thing these surveys never address are the negatives that a stadium brings. And with public money in the mix, it’s the public that is on the $750 million dollar hook. It’s not as if the stadium is right off the freeway. It’s right off the strip. How do the mitigate the traffic on Sunday afternoon when everyone from LA is leaving?

  10. I’ll do everything in my power to remain a season ticket holder if they leave the bay. If i’m unable to afford it.. then …… screw it.. I’ll just have to uproot the family and move to Vegas. RN4L

  11. I have an idea: Taxpayers will pay the $750 million, but the NFL will refund the amount $50 million for each year that the new team does not make the playoffs.

  12. What’s funny is that originally it was said the private money of the casinos plus Mark Davis’s 500 million dollar pledge would be enough.

    But it looks like Mark Davis is trying to upgrade to a taj mahal and for that he needs 750 million in public financing.

    It’s LAS VEGAS not MANHATTAN. Land prices in an open desert are much cheaper.

    Now, because they want to possibly put a public college team in there as well, I can understand a small amount of public financing since it would be benefit UNLV, like 100 million, but that’s about it.

    Mark Davis is reaching for something beyond his grasp. In crony America, he might just get it. But he shouldn’t.

    Build a normal stadium, and quit trying to fleece Las Vegas out of 3/4 of a billion dollars. All so you can continue to profit in the hundreds of millions a year.

    Or stay in Oakland and build your own stadium with the hundreds of millions in profit per year. You sure aren’t spending it on your freaking haircuts.

  13. Actually the plan put forth a couple of days ago by the committee SNTIC chairman Steve Hill calls for 550 million in public funds instead of 750mil. Good job stirring up the masses tho…

  14. Ya right. Most of pft and football fans dont live in Vegas.
    State Senate announced a stop the spending campaign. NHL team landed and the stadium was built privately.

    750 mill ain’t gonna happen. Most residents still recovering from recession.

    Yes,the valley would love football. Not paying for it tho

  15. Oakland is really going to let them walk… what are they thinking? warriors? raiders? all so the A’s can stay on that land?

    the A’s? dumb

  16. Does anyone know if they have a temporary site that they could play games until stadium is built? Maybe Raiders would have games there by 2017 or 2018 if NFL approved a temporary satdium that they could squeeze 45,000- 50,000 in……….

  17. To those saying that Las Vegas doesn’t have the population – it has approximately the same exact population as Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse combined. So there’s that.

    Something tells me that Las Vegas has just a bit more tourism than Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse combined.

    As for the land prices, land in Vegas (and not the faraway suburbs) is more expensive than you might think.

  18. jaxon51 says:
    Jun 28, 2016 3:59 PM

    Does anyone know if they have a temporary site that they could play games until stadium is built? Maybe Raiders would have games there by 2017 or 2018 if NFL approved a temporary satdium that they could squeeze 45,000- 50,000 in……….
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    Sure, I think they have a couple indoor stadiums in Las Vegas that seat 45,000 or more. NOT.
    If they had that available the Raiders would have already moved in.
    It’s at least three to five years away if they are going to build a stadium there. So don’t hold your breath.

  19. Birdgang,

    The difference isn’t population, it’s passion and dedication to supporting the team that represents the area you live. Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse have die hard fans who show up in freezing temps and blizzard conditions to support a team that is usually out of the hunt by then. Cleveland fans are the same way. Teams such as Oakland, Jax, and Miami have to tarp their own seats to sell out. I doubt Vegas residents will be very passionate with a winning NFL franchise, let alone the sorry raiders.

  20. Being the business men that these billionaires are, they wanna make sure that the people care about bringing a stadium to Vegas just as bad as they do. Of course they got the money to pay for this stadium. But if you’re not gonna show up, it’d be a loss for them and losing money is not in their criteria. We show that we care and they’ll show that they care. If it’s unanimous that the people of Las Vegas want a stadium then I strongly believe the billionaires will come up with the difference. If we can agree on $650 million then I would hope daddy big bucks is willing to cover the rest.

  21. SoCal resident here…….got the survey…..they know us SoCal guys are looking for any excuse to get away from the Mrs for the weekend……

  22. The Las Vegas area has a total population of about 610,000. That is a small metropolitan area compared to ALL other NFL cities (even KC is i the millions) with the exception of Green Bay, that has huge cities within driving distance. People in town to gamble on the weekend aren’t going to go spend half a day in a stadium at NFL prices (to also gamble there), and so many residents work in the gaming industry making workers wages. This just looks like bad idea, one that is only attractive to NFL fat cats who want to say “Honey, I have to be in Vegas this weekend to (do X) at the football game.”

  23. One problemo, they are talking a hotel tax? Really? How do you sell that now that the casinos charge for parking and they have a 32 dollar per day resort fee with tax, about 35 per day on top of the room costs. That is enough to slow down traffic and show the average joe, vegas aint a cheap date anymore.

  24. Hopefully 2016 is the Raiders last year in Oakland. Please fix/upgrade Sam Boyd Stadium to make it adequate for a temporary home. The main thing is that NV legislatures must approve a financing plan for the new stadium. Until then, all this talk about a move to LAs Vegas is just hot air.

  25. corvuscrassirostris says:
    Jun 28, 2016 5:08 PM
    Tyrod Taylor > Derek Carr aka “Turnover Machine”

    lmao enjoy the moulie QB and Wrecks

  26. The people stating that the population of Las Vegas is only 600,000 people need to do some more research.

    First, the proposed stadium and practice facility is 5 miles south of the City of Las Vegas. The Strip is not in Las Vegas. McCarran International Airport is not part of Las Vegas. The new hockey team has nothing to do with the City of Las Vegas.

    Second, the City of Las Vegas, while having a population of 600k, the Las Vegas Metropolitan area has a population of 2 million.

    The proposed sight of the stadium is owned by UNLV. Of course UNLV’s sports programs will be integral to the stadium should it be built on that site

  27. Birdgang says:
    Jun 28, 2016 4:27 PM
    To those saying that Las Vegas doesn’t have the population – it has approximately the same exact population as Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse combined. So there’s that.

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    It’s interesting that you mention Rochester (which is 77 miles away from Buffalo) then mention Syracuse (which is 152 miles away from Buffalo) but fail to mention that metropolitan area with 6 million people just 99 miles to the north in Toronto..

  28. To everyone saying Las Vegas has a population of only 600,000 you are way off it is closer to 2 million. Look up Clark Country not just the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Everything in Clark Country it’s 30 minutes or less to the Strip in Las Vegas so I think there are a lot more people here than you think.

  29. alonestartexan says:Jun 28, 2016 8:25 PM

    Birdgang says:
    Jun 28, 2016 4:27 PM
    To those saying that Las Vegas doesn’t have the population – it has approximately the same exact population as Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse combined. So there’s that.

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    It’s interesting that you mention Rochester (which is 77 miles away from Buffalo) then mention Syracuse (which is 152 miles away from Buffalo) but fail to mention that metropolitan area with 6 million people just 99 miles to the north in Toronto..

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    Perhaps Birdgang is aware of the DISASTER known as the Bills in Toronto series. Toronto, the city that believes it deserves an NFL franchise, but somehow doesn’t support the game of football at ANY level. 1,2,3…….here come the excuses of why the Bills in Toronto didn’t work. Of course, those same excuses don’t seem to be a problem in London.

  30. exactly what *foosballisthedevil* said…

    Clark County has 2 million residents, that is the whole valley.

    Also, the proposed site, just down the street from McCarren Airport and UNLV is already paid for by the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

    Don’t have to worry about us residents supporting the team. Plenty of “snowbirds” will be flying in to watch there team play in Vegas!

  31. Here’s the truth about Las Vegas.. Gambling doesn’t have the stigma it once did and soon every state will have to legalize gambling because of out of control municipal expenditures. Vegas will then dry up like the desert it is.. It has to make a serious investment in its future. Nothing keeps a city on the map like an NFL team.. look no further than Green Bay as an example of how having an NFL team can make an otherwise average community special.

  32. Comfortably Numb says:
    Jun 28, 2016 2:27 PM
    Moving to Vegas is a terrible idea imo … with a population just around 600k people are there enough residents who can afford the $$$ to fill a football stadium 8 weeks a year …
    There are more than 2 million people that live in the valley. I am one of them, and I don’e mind paying the 500-700 large to get a team here.

  33. peytonmanningsforehead says:
    Jun 28, 2016 2:46 PM

    billswillnevermove says:
    Jun 28, 2016 2:05 PM

    Survey says? FLUSH!!!!

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    The Raiders are generating interest in other communities, unlike the jills that no other town wants to be associated with. Enjoy the toilet known as The Ralph for the next hundred years.
    _________________________________
    Thanks Joe………you enjoy that stellar NFL football team in Toronto……….Oh, wait!!!

  34. billswillnevermove says:
    Jun 29, 2016 10:24 AM

    peytonmanningsforehead says:
    Jun 28, 2016 2:46 PM

    billswillnevermove says:
    Jun 28, 2016 2:05 PM

    Survey says? FLUSH!!!!

    —————————————————-

    The Raiders are generating interest in other communities, unlike the jills that no other town wants to be associated with. Enjoy the toilet known as The Ralph for the next hundred years.
    _________________________________
    Thanks Joe………you enjoy that stellar NFL football team in Toronto……….Oh, wait!!!

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    Enjoy another 0-16 season in the toilet bowl of America. Truth hurts, doesn’t it.

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