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Exclamation Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
Raiders to Las Vegas is official. Raiders will likely play in O Stadium until 2019 when the new 1.9 Billion stadium by UNLV and the Strip is finished.

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01-14-2017 12:00 PM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
(01-14-2017 12:00 PM)billybobby777 Wrote:  Raiders to Las Vegas is official. Raiders will likely play in O Stadium until 2019 when the new 1.9 Billion stadium by UNLV and the Strip is finished.

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Ugh...How much do the taxpayers pay Sheldon for the stadium?
01-14-2017 12:02 PM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
Can Las Vegas support the NFL and NHL ? If so won't unlv take a hit? San Diego would be a nice spot for NHL now
01-14-2017 12:13 PM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
(01-14-2017 12:13 PM)bluesox Wrote:  Can Las Vegas support the NFL and NHL ? If so won't unlv take a hit? San Diego would be a nice spot for NHL now

San Diego doesn't have an arena for them. And San Diego isn't going to finance a new arena for a friggin' HOCKEY team. Its madness.

Now if a NHL owner wants to build an arena using his or her own money, then sure...welcome.

But otherwise, any new owner will either have to convince the COUNTY voters to pay for it or convince 2/3rds of San Diego City voters to pay for it. Its highly unlikely.

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As far as UNLV's impact. I'm thinking this might be a negative.
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01-14-2017 12:23 PM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
Well, the Raiders will be officially filing for relocation, that is true.

But it still needs approval from 24 of 32 NFL owners before its officially a done deal. Right now it looks likely the NFL will approve the move.
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
The way I see it, it should be: Raiders to LA and Chargers to Vegas, nothing else makes sense, especially since they both are moving at the same time.
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
(01-14-2017 12:30 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  The way I see it, it should be: Raiders to LA and Chargers to Vegas, nothing else makes sense, especially since they both are moving at the same time.

The Raiders brand is perfect for Vegas. The Renegade franchise of the NFL, moving to Sin City. They are made for each other.
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
(01-14-2017 12:23 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  
(01-14-2017 12:13 PM)bluesox Wrote:  Can Las Vegas support the NFL and NHL ? If so won't unlv take a hit? San Diego would be a nice spot for NHL now

San Diego doesn't have an arena for them. And San Diego isn't going to finance a new arena for a friggin' HOCKEY team. Its madness.

Now if a NHL owner wants to build an arena using his or her own money, then sure...welcome.

But otherwise, any new owner will either have to convince the COUNTY voters to pay for it or convince 2/3rds of San Diego City voters to pay for it. Its highly unlikely.

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As far as UNLV's impact. I'm thinking this might be a negative.

^probably is a negative for UNLV.--I agree.

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01-14-2017 01:40 PM
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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
One point that gets lost is the fact that UNLV already owns their own stadium and a lot of land. Doubt it will happen, but UNLV doesn't have to play in the new Raiders stadium. They could continue on playing in their own stadium, or sell it and the land around it and build their own stadium on the land they own by the strip and UNLV campus It's been done before. UCF doesn't play in the Citrus Bowl anymore, they built and play in their own. This is what makes them different than SDSU. USF, UTSA and Miami. None of those schools own their own stadium and are forced to play in a nearby NFL stadium. No expert on Las Vegas and UNLV, but doesn't this give them some leverage...idk.

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RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
NHL expansion paved the way for this IMO.

It will be interesting to see how this goes.... relocating one of the major historical franchises in the NFL.
01-14-2017 09:34 PM
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