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The Los Angeles Daily News reports "depending on how things turn out" for the Raiders in Oakland this season, San Antonio could be a temporary home in 2018-19.
San Antonio was once bandied about as a possible permanent home for the Raiders, while the city offered to host them part time when they were exploring a move to Los Angeles. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones could put the kibosh on even a temporary arrangement. Instrumental in the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, Jones wants as much of Texas to himself as possible. Tue, Mar 28, 2017 06:16:00 PM

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The NFL has approved the Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas.

Shameful. The tally was 31-1, with only Dolphins owner Stephen Ross voting no. The NFL has taken to declaring "football is family," but what it really is is money. The Bay Area is one of the richest economic zones in all of human history, but Raiders owner Mark Davis is the poorest owner in the NFL. Since he apparently couldn't finance a stadium in Oakland and the local authorities wouldn't provide him corporate welfare, he's uprooted for Las Vegas, where a sports-desperate area and casino magnates will foot the bill. It's the NFL's third relocation in 15 months. Any time a team moves is a dark day for its league. Today is no different for the NFL. The Raiders will remain in Oakland for 2017 — and supposedly 2018 — with uncertain plans for 2019. 2020 is their estimated arrival in Vegas.
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 02:09:00 PM

In a letter to Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf, commissioner Roger Goodell expressed skepticism in Oakland's bid to keep the Raiders from relocating to Las Vegas.

A group of investors led by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott recently submitted a $1.3 billion proposal for a development project in Oakland that would include a new 55,000-seat football stadium to replace the Coliseum. That would be in lieu of the 65,000-seat dome the Raiders are proposing to build in Las Vegas. Bank of America has agreed to bankroll the Raiders' move to Vegas, contributing $650 million of the $1.9 billion needed to finance the new stadium. In his criticism of Oakland's stadium proposal, Goodell argued that "Key issues that we have identified as threshold considerations are simply not resolvable in a reasonable time." The Raiders' move to Las Vegas will be brought to a vote Monday in Phoenix at the Annual League Meeting.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 10:20:00 AM

MMQB's Albert Breer was told the Raiders have "27 or 28" votes in their bid to relocate to Las Vegas.

They only need 24, so that leaves them quite a bit of wiggle room heading into the expected vote next week at the Annual League Meeting. The Raiders still have questions to answer about their bid, however, and it is possible they only gain condition approval despite having the necessary votes. Still, it will be a shock if the Raiders do not relocate to Las Vegas in the near future.
Source: MMQB
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports owners will vote on the Raiders' relocation bid on Monday.

The owners will convene for the Annual League Meeting next week. While they have plugged their financing gap, the Raiders still have hurdles to jump in their bid to move to Las Vegas and questions to answer about where they will play before the proposed stadium opens in 2020. La Canfora reports the vote could carry conditions which would require the Raiders to answer those questions before gaining full approval. Still, the momentum seems to be toward the Raiders getting the go ahead.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 12:16:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports a vote on the Raiders' relocation proposal is likely to happen at the Annual League Meeting at the end of the month.

The Raiders plugged the financing gap in their Las Vegas stadium plan this week, and the L.A. Times' Sam Farmer reports the proposal is "very strong." While NFL owners would reportedly like the Raiders to stay in Oakland, the lure of $750 million in public money in Las Vegas will likely to be too strong to pass up. A move which once looked dead in the water could be approved within the month.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 01:47:00 PM

The Raiders have informed the league they have plugged the financing gap in their Las Vegas stadium plan.

Per the Los Angeles Times' Sam Farmer, the plan is "very strong." The Raiders needed a new financing partner after casino magnate Sheldon Adelson backed out, and have evidently found one in Bank of America. The situation could come to a head in the coming months.
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 05:33:00 PM

An investment group seeking to keep the Raiders in Oakland has submitted a stadium plan to the NFL.

The group, fronted by ex-Raider Ronnie Lott, unveiled a public plan in December that was quickly shot down by the league. Its revised proposal was apparently a little more serious. It's certainly not bad news for Bay Area football fans, but owner Mark Davis still seems intent on relocating his team to the sands of Nevada.
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 07:40:00 PM

Roger Goodell said he does not "see an ownership position in a team from a casino."

He added the NFL likely would not approve a stadium deal involving a casino, either. These comments make clear why the Raiders cut out casino magnate Sheldon Adelson from their proposed move to Las Vegas, but that decision has threatened their financing for a new stadium. Goodell also did not promise the league will approve a move to Vegas, saying "there's a great deal more work to be done" before that decision is made. The relocation once looked like a slam-dunk, but it has lost considerable steam in the last week.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 09:37:00 AM

The San Diego Union-Tribune's Kevin Acee reports San Diego officials have reached out to the Raiders to gauge their interest in the city.

It's unclear if the two sides exchanged any words, but the mayor of San Diego apparently recently talked with an "NFL official" to let the league know the city is interested in again having an NFL team after the Chargers left for L.A. The Chargers left because the city wouldn't help finance a stadium for the past almost-two decades. We doubt the Raiders would move to San Diego without having an upgrade on Qualcomm Stadium. And the NFL may not even approve it if it thinks three teams in Southern California is too many. Ultimately, Vegas is still the favorite to land the Raiders.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 08:22:00 PM

NBC Bay Area reports the Raiders' proposed Las Vegas stadium is on thin ice without casino financier Sheldon Adelson.

For now, Adelson has withdrawn from the process, but it could just be a negotiating ploy. The Los Angeles Times' Nathan Fenno reports Goldman Sachs' pledge to finance the stadium is contingent on Adelson's involvement. The situation figures to have more twists and turns as the week progresses.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 02:32:00 PM

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports Goldman Sachs is "re-evaluating" the proposed stadium deal in Las Vegas.

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson withdrew his financial backing Monday after the Raiders proposed a lease agreement without consulting him, but the Raiders reportedly made backup plans with Goldman Sachs. Those backup plans look to be teetering on the edge, however, which could scuttle the deal. These concerns could push back the relocation vote, which was expected to happen during the league meetings in March.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 09:02:00 AM

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has withdrawn his financial backing from the Raiders' proposed stadium deal in Las Vegas.

Adelson appears to be upset after the Raiders submitted a proposed lease agreement to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority last week without his knowledge. Adelson said he is "deeply disappointed for the disregard the Raiders showed our community partners, particularly UNLV, through the proposed agreement" and his family "will no longer be involved in any facet of the stadium discussion." The NFL was never likely to be at ease with Adelson's involvement in the deal, and he reportedly wanted a piece of the franchise in return for helping finance the stadium. With Adelson always looking like a stumbling block, the Raiders proactively made arrangements to move forward with financing from Goldman Sachs if Adelson dropped out. If anything, this development was necessary to pave the way for the relocation to gain approval.
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 08:40:00 PM

Even if the Raiders are approved for relocation to Las Vegas, they plan to play the next two seasons in Oakland.

That should go swimmingly. Owner Mark Davis has no other choice, as Las Vegas doesn't have a suitable temporary venue, unlike Los Angeles and its ancient football stadiums and modern soccer parks. The NFL has handled the relocation of three of its 32 franchises in disastrous fashion the past two years.
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Raiders have officially filed relocation paperwork for their proposed move to Las Vegas.

This has been expected for quite some time, but now it is official. If 24-of-32 owners approve the move, the Raiders will hope to be in Las Vegas in time for the 2020 season. The Raiders hope to play in a $1.9 billion stadium financed in part by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Clark County hotel tax revenue.
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 12:19:00 PM

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