Raiders move "not intended" to send message to teams with older stadiums

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was not present when the NFL announced the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas during a press conference Monday morning at the NFL Owners meeting at the posh Biltmore Hotel. The Raiders could play in Oakland for a third year, but could also play at UNLV's stadium as well.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and a group trying to keep the team in Oakland made a last-ditch presentation to the National Football League last week. "I want to wish (owner) Mark Davis and the Raiders organization the best in Las Vegas".

It was nearly a unanimous vote, but one owner cast his ballot against the move.

"It truly is an exciting time to be from Las Vegas", Golden Knights chairman and CEO said in a statement, according to ESPN. I think it's the 40th-biggest city in the country, and you're leaving Oakland, which is obviously a much larger market.

"People always ask me what's my favorite place to play, and it was always in Oakland", Marshall said.

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Murphy added: "The league has done some preliminary analysis and I'm anxious to see some of their more final thoughts on it". While it is still dominated by that (gambling), there is a lot of entertainment going on there, including political conventions. There are some positives. Al Davis was named the coach and general manager in 1963 - back in the year when the Dallas Texans became the Chiefs and the New York Titans became the Jets - and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum's opening in 1966 helped stabilize the team.

"They put together a great presentation to build a stadium and welcome the Raiders, " Ellis said. The Raiders could spend the next two (or even three) seasons in the Bay Area before their stadium in Vegas - at an estimated cost of $1.7 billion - is ready.

Renderings show a possible $1.3 billion stadium with $600 million already secured through private funds from the Fortress Investment Group and NFL Hall of Famer and 49ers legend Ronnie Lott. That means the Raiders could be playing as a lame-duck team through the 2019 season.

Davis has taken considerable and expected heat for the move, especially from the team's fans, though he is extending them an olive branch and offering to refund season-ticket holders who no longer wish to attend games. Founded in 1960, the Raiders spent their first two decades as a club in Oakland, notching two Super Bowl titles before they left town for Los Angeles in the early 1980s. They've now joined the Rams (St. Louis to Los Angeles in 2016) and the Chargers (San Diego to Los Angeles in 2017) as teams on the go in recent months.


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