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NFL Approves Raiders’ Move to Las Vegas

NFL Approves Raiders’ Move to Las Vegas

In a near unanimous vote of 31-1, the NFL owners have approved the Oakland Raiders proposed move to Las Vegas, an outcome which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. As we wrote when other “credible sources” saw the loss of Sheldon Adelson’s support for the proposed $1.9 Las... Read More »

Raiders Move Closer to Reality without Casino Magnate’s Money

Raiders Move Closer to Reality without Casino Magnate’s Money

As we foreshadowed when the Oakland Raiders formally filed their application to move the franchise to Las Vegas two weeks ago, Goldman Sachs was positioned to fund any financing gap for the proposed $1.9 Las Vegas stadium if casino magnate Sheldon Adelson wouldn’t commit. Having paved the way for... Read More »

Raiders Formally File to Leave Oakland Behind

Raiders Formally File to Leave Oakland Behind

The Oakland Raiders have submitted their formal application to move the franchise to Las Vegas, filing the paperwork a month before it was due. The league’s 32 owners are expected to vote on the proposed move in March, with a supermajority of 24 needed to approve the team’s relocation.... Read More »

Odds of the Raiders Leaving Oakland Just Jumped Again

Odds of the Raiders Leaving Oakland Just Jumped Again

The Nevada State Assembly has approved plans for $750 million in public funding to help underwrite the cost of a new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas for the (current) Oakland Raiders football franchise. Governor Brian Sandoval still needs to approve the deal. And in order for the Raiders... Read More »

Odds of the Raiders Leaving Oakland Just Jumped

Odds of the Raiders Leaving Oakland Just Jumped

The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, which was created by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, has unanimously recommended a potential $750 million public funding plan to help underwrite the cost of a $1.9 billion Las Vegas stadium that could become the new home of the Oakland Raiders. The proposed stadium... Read More »

Raiders Ink Coliseum Extension, Position for Longer-Term Plans

Having been denied an option to move back down to Los Angeles, the Oakland Raiders have successfully inked another one-year extension for the Oakland Coliseum along with two one-year options for beyond the 2016 season. And while Oakland’s Coliseum City plans haven’t progressed, and Raiders’ owner Mark Davis hasn’t... Read More »

Raiders Abandon Bid for Los Angeles Move

With team owners voting 30-2 in favor of the St. Louis Rams moving back to Los Angeles and granting the San Diego Chargers the option of joining them in Inglewood, the Oakland Raiders appear to have abandoned their bid to make the move as well. That being said, the Raiders... Read More »

Raiders Sign One-Year Extension For The Coliseum

The Oakland Raiders have signed a short-term lease and will remain at the Coliseum through the 2015-2016 NFL season, a move which should help extend the runway for the city of Oakland and Alameda County to pursue their proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” plans. As currently envisioned, the 800-acre Coliseum... Read More »

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Three months ago, Floyd Kephart, the Chairman of a hedge fund advisory firm, was given 90 days to ink letters of interest with the Oakland Raiders and Athletics in order to get the City’s proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground, a project which has been in the works... Read More »

Oakland’s “Coliseum City” Rendered And Master Plan Revealed

Oakland’s “Coliseum City” Rendered And Master Plan Revealed

Despite the fact that the Golden State Warriors are on their way out and the Oakland A’s have been angling for a move as well, the City of Oakland has just released the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres... Read More »