The transfer of the "Black Hole", one of the most iconic cheering sections in all of sports located behind Oakland's south end zone, has yet to be determined. The mayor and her team have worked incredibly hard to save the franchise.
The former St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, and Raiders filed relocation paperwork to Los Angeles at the conclusion of the 2015 regular season. Regardless, the Raiders have a new home field advantage unrelated to any fan in Vegas. Bank of America has committed to financing the rest.
In 2019, the Colts will host the Raiders.
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. "... We plan to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, and hope to stay there as the Oakland Raiders until the new stadium opens".
The comments run contrary to Raiders owner Mark Davis's desire to stay in the Coliseum for the next three seasons before moving.
Direct message or not, the stadium issue has been on the table in Buffalo for several years now and the team is going to step up the push for a new building sooner or later. "We would love nothing more than to bring a championship back to the Bay Area", according to the report.
Davis on Monday thanked Adelson for his "vision and leadership", saying the entire deal might not have happened without him. "You have an obligation to recognize that professional football teams are the lifeblood, culture and identity of the places where they play". "It was looked at very carefully and we believe it will lead to a more stable Raiders franchise".
Relocation is a costly endeavor for the team packing their bags but a windfall for the other 31 teams and their owners. After 25 years of being a Raiders fan, his allegiances aren't going to change now.
This has sent the team's PR efforts into overdrive, especially online. And, a Super Bowl in Las Vegas at some point is a given. "I enjoy vegas, I will catch a Joe Rogen Show and UFC fight, before I watch my Sunday football now". They won't play in their new Nevada home until 2020, and could be in Oakland for at least the next two years.