In a surprise move, the NFL voted to approve the application of the Oakland Raiders to relocate to the city of Las Vegas. The vote wasn’t even close, as the final tally was 31 to 1. The approval also covers the plan of the Raiders to build a domed stadium in the city that will cost $1.9 billion.
The plan is for the team to remain in its current Oakland home for 2 to 3 years. Las Vegas has yet to build a stadium that can hold an NFL game.
The Raiders’ proposed Las Vegas stadium lease, as mentioned in the previous post, will not be ready for review before the NFL league owner’s meeting at the end of the month, when they could vote on the approval of the relocation inquiry.
So, the next step towards the Raider’s move to Las Vegas is bound to happen this week. The Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board will be looking over a proposed restructured lease agreement from the current Oakland Raiders. The previously proposed lease agreement had some concerns over the document structure.