On Monday March 26, 2017 NFL Owners have officially approved the Los Angeles Raiders request to move to Las Vegas.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the owners approved the relocation request with a 31-1 vote. The Miami Dolphins were the only team to vote against the move.
The Raiders are expected to remain in Oakland for the 2017 and 2018 seasons while the new $1.9B stadium is being built. The 2019 season is expected to be the first season played in the new stadium but that depends on of the stadium takes two or three years to be built.
Roger Goodell spoke with the media and said the Raiders will continue to be called the “Oakland Raiders” until they leave Oakland, but fans in Las Vegas have already started calling them the Las Vegas Raiders and have also started to produce apparel with Las Vegas on it.
We are very excited about the Raiders moving to Las Vegas and we believe that an NFL team in Las Vegas is well overdue. Just the news of this has stirred quite a bit of excitement in Las Vegas and many speculators also feel that this will give the Las Vegas housing market a much needed bump.
Stay tuned for more information about the Las Vegas Raiders!