Depending on what the San Diego Chargers decide to do, the Oakland Raiders may be in play for a Los Angeles relocation. But if you ask the mayor of L.A., he hopes both the Chargers and Raiders stay put.
However, the Raiders have different plans. They have their sights set on…Las Vegas. Can you imagine? The Raiders have held the dubious distinction of being one of the most dysfunctional franchises, so something like these seems to fit perfectly.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is scheduled to meet with Las Vegas Sands casino Sheldon Adelson on Friday to discuss relocating the team to Las Vegas, casino officials confirmed to the Associated Press.
The Raiders are in search of a new home after their bid to relocated to Los Angeles was passed over in favor of the Rams. The Raiders do not currently have a contract with any stadium for the 2016 season, but are working on a short–term extension to remain in the Coliseum.
Adelson and The Sands are seeking to build a stadium on the UNLV campus that would be shared between the college team and a professional team.The proposed 65,000-seat stadium is valued at $1 billion.