Las Vegas has emerged as a possible landing spot for the Oakland Raiders

Las Vegas has emerged as a possible landing spot for the Oakland Raiders

The NFL shot down the idea of the Raiders moving to Los Angeles next year, ultimately selecting the Rams and Chargers to work together on a stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Since then, the Raiders have continued to look for a permanent home to get out of the O.Co Coliseum, where they don't currently have a lease. 

Now there's a new city that has emerged, Sin City. Las Vegas Sands chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson wants to build a $1 billion domed stadium on the UNLV campus according to reports. The reports also state that Adelson plans to meet with Raiders owner, Mark Davis.

The Sands Corp. wants to help build a 65,000-seat stadium on land near McCarron International Airport, purchased by UNLV. 

Vegas is an interesting prospect since the city has recently gone after other major teams in the NHL, MLB and NBA. Most leagues have been against the possibility, likely due to the vast presence of gambling. 

As usual, it is not known how likely this is and/or this is just a leverage play by Davis. Either way, stay tuned.


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