The Raiders are coming, the Raiders are coming! Congratulations Las Vegas, you are the new home of the NFL Raiders football organization. Guess we can all thank (and don’t forget about) UNLV. Afterall, it was UNLV which got the ball moving along with Casino owner Sheldon Adelson for what was supposed to be an on-campus stadium.
The Oakland Raiders relocation to Las Vegas was a successful effort by the owner of the Oakland Raiders (Mark Davis) to relocate the American football club from its current and longtime home of Oakland, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. The team is scheduled to begin play as the Las Vegas Raiders for the 2020 National Football League (NFL) season (although a move to Las Vegas could happen as soon as 2019 with Sam Boyd Stadium), playing home games at the Las Vegas Stadium.
NFL team owners voted 31–1 (Miami Dolphins voted against) to approve the move, which was announced at the annual league meetings in Phoenix, Arizona on March 27, 2017. The Raiders’ move to Las Vegas comes after years of failed efforts to renovate or replace the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, which has been rated by multiple sources as one of the worst stadiums in the NFL.