Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Why the Dolphin's owner voted against the Raiders move Las Vegas

Kristopher Love | 07 April, 2017, 02:59

Oakland City Council President Larry Reid said he will consult with attorneys to see if they can force the Raiders out of the Coliseum early.

"I have mixed feelings; it's very bittersweet", Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN.com after the announcement was made Monday.

However, following their last playoff appearance in 2014, the Athletics finished last in the AL West the past two years.

First, I want to send my condolences to the true founders of Raider Nation in the Bay Area.

Ivan Davis stared stone-faced at the television as the news came down that the Oakland Raiders would be moving to Las Vegas and was asked if he was a fan of the team.

Both the Chargers and the Rams opted to pack their bags and ship out immediately. The new stadium in Inglewood, home to both franchises, is expected to be ready in time for the start of the 2019 National Football League season.

Atlanta played in Oakland this past season, so they will not visit Vegas to play the Raiders until 2024.

As we pointed out on Monday, the Detroit Lions are scheduled to play an away game against the Raiders in 2019.

"I think one of the things that's positive is that there's a chance there's not going to be re-alignment of our division which, going back a couple years, that was not a foregone conclusion", Hunt said, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. "We worked for two years", said Texans owner Bob McNair, finance committee chairman. "Hopefully we can just hop on a plane and go to Vegas and watch the games down there".

"They shake the city down", Francesa said.

The Raiders' move became more certain this month when Bank of America offered the loan.

With their new 65,000 seat domed stadium not expected to open until 2020, the Raiders are expected to play in Oakland in 2017 and likely 2018. Minnesota and Atlanta are on the docket before the championship game heads to Miami and then Los Angeles in 2021.

"Always try to do a big, big huge opening day tailgate", said Dr. LeBaron Woodyard, an Oakland Raiders fan from Sacramento who gets up at 4 a.m. on those tailgate days just to make sure every detail is ideal.