Raiders to pursue relocation if Las Vegas stadium funding is approved

The Oakland Raiders want a new stadium and that could lead to the franchise relocating outside of California. One possible location for Raiders’ new stadium is Las Vegas and owner Mark Davis seems to be warming on the idea of calling the Sin City home.

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Davis is expected to make a commitment to Las Vegas later this week as funding for a stadium is likely going to be approved in the coming days.

The $1.3 billion stadium is expected to be funded mostly by a tax on tourists to the city.

Right now, Davis would need to have majority of the NFL owners, at least 23 of 31 to be exact, to approve the move to Las Vegas. A number of teams could back the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas as it would take them out of the running to move to Los Angeles or San Antonio; leaving L.A. or San Antonio as an option for another franchise.

The San Francisco 49ers would also benefit from the team’s move as it would make them the only market in the Bay Area. It is going to be interesting to see what the Raiders does in the next few months, but they could be getting out of the city very soon.

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