Breaking: Info #Raiders to Las Vegas Info
Here is what I can confirm and KNOW in regards to the Raiders and a move to Las Vegas.
The Sands Group (who is attempting to build the stadium) is meeting this Thursday to discuss (and potentially approve) a new stadium for the UNLV football program and the Raiders.
Mark Davis, the Raiders owner, will be in attendance at the meeting on Thursday and speak at the meeting as well. Davis is ready to commit to moving the Raiders to Las Vegas at the meeting Thursday if they approve the new stadium.
The Raiders would move in 2017 or 2018 and play at Sam Boyd stadium until the new stadium is built. Davis already has toured the stadium with Tony Sanchez and the UNLV president and AD, and is on board with playing there temporarily.
The NFL will NOT block a move to Las Vegas because it is a new market, new stadium and new revenue for the owners. Also, with the Chargers looking more and more like they are staying in San Diego, the NFL will add another market.
Lastly, the NFL has deals with Draft Kings and Fan Duel, so they cannot use gambling as the reason (excuse) as to why they wouldn't allow/approve the Raiders moving to Vegas.
It looks like Las Vegas will have an NFL team of the stadium is built.