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The Oakland Raiders will soon have a new state-of-the-art stadium to call home and it won’t be in Las Vegas.
According to ABC 7 News, the Oakland City Council approved plans to build a $1.3 billion dollar stadium. The approval, which came a late Wednesday meetings, puts to rest talks of a move to Las Vegas.
According to Council member Rebecca Kaplan said the deal is bigger than football.
“This isn’t just for sports fans. It’s economic development and jobs,” she said.
Former Raider Ronnie Lott is credited with the plan to rebuild the Oakland Coliseum into a state of the art facility but admits he has yet to receive a thumbs up from owner Mark Davis.
“I think we’ll get his blessing,” he told ABC sister station KGO-TV. “More important, it’s making sure we’re doing the right thing for the NFL,” Lott added.
Raider nation can now let out a sigh of relief. They’re staying home.