While the coaching staff of the Oakland Raiders plan their strategy to win their playoff game on Saturday with their backup rookie quarterback against the Texans, their ownership is planning their move to Las Vegas. At this point, it’s just a matter of details. Unable to work out a deal with the City of Oakland and frustrated with playing in the run-down Oakland Coliseum, the Raiders are pushing through on the move to Las Vegas, Nevada where the state has approved funding for a brand-new stadium.
Sheldon Abelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation has been the primary business man working to acquire the support of the local and state officials. He has also injected personal investment into the project as a friend of the Raiders. At one point, the project wasn’t looking possible due to conflict in revenue share upon completion via DSportsNews.com
Source said #Raiders and Sheldon Adelson have made significant progress toward a deal to move team to Las Vegas.
— Jason Cole (@JasonCole62) January 5, 2017
If all goes well and continue to progress, the Oakland Raiders will open their 2019 season in a brand new facility in Las Vegas, supported by the residents and $750million in taxpayer funds. It’s looking like one way or another, the Silver and Black will have their new facility.