Raiders File To Move To Vegas

The NFL’s Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move the football team to Las Vegas, where casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has promised to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to a new stadium.

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“I am happy to see the process moving forward, and greatly appreciate the commitment of the Raiders and work of the Adelson family to the hope of making Las Vegas the home of the Raiders,” Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told the Associated Press, confirming the filing.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval credited Raiders owner Mark Davis with fulfilling a promise.

“Mark Davis is a man of his word and the filing of the Raiders’ application for relocation of the franchise with the NFL is a significant step in bringing the team to Las Vegas,” Sandoval said.

A proposed 65,000-seat stadium is expected to cost $1.9 billion, including $750 million in hotel tax revenue, $650 million from Adelson, and $500 million from the Raiders and the NFL.

Any relocation to Las Vegas must be approved by three-fourths of NFL team owners.

“Today, the Oakland Raiders submitted an application to relocate their franchise to Las Vegas, as is provided for under the NFL policy and procedures for proposed franchise relocations,” the NFL said in a statement. “The application will be reviewed in the coming weeks by league staff and the stadium and finance Committees.”

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The Raiders’ announcement follows the St. Louis Rams’ move to Los Angeles, where they played a full 2016 season at the Memorial Coliseum, and the San Diego Chargers’ recent announcement that the team would join the Rams to the L.A. market. Both teams are to share a new stadium being built in Inglewood, Calif.

The Los Angeles Chargers will play at the