Oakland Raiders approved by NFL to relocate to Las Vegas




Phoenix (PPN) – NFL owners voted 31-1 Monday to approve the Raiders relocating from Oakland to Las Vegas. The meeting was held at the league’s annual spring meeting in Phoenix.

The Raiders will remain in Oakland until their $1.6 billion stadium opens in 2020.

This is the third relocation in 14 months. Both the Rams and Chargers moved to Los Angeles.

“We believe we, and the Raiders, have worked earnestly for over a decade to find a viable option in Oakland,” said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. “We believe we went the extra mile to find that solution in Oakland.”

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf asked the owners to delay voting in order to give her city a chance to negotiate with a small group of owners to complete a stadium deal at the Coliseum site.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also said Sunday that Monday, the start of the NFL’s annual spring meeting in Phoenix, is “going to be an exciting day for Vegas.”

 

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