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Will we soon be watching the Las Vegas Raiders?

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It seems like the fate of Los Angeles and the NFL has now been settled as the Rams have already made the move to California while the Chargers look set to join them in Hollywood.

With the future of two of the three teams who were looking to move seemingly decided, what will become of the Oakland Raiders?

What happens in Vegas.....

Las Vegas is seen as another market that could be exploited by more sports teams as the state of Nevada finds itself short of professional sports.


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However the Raiders could now be set to change that as they will be taking a look at potential sights for a new stadium.

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson is looking to build a $1 billion 65-000 seater stadium on the campus of UNLV.

It was however rumoured on Thursday night that he will be meeting with the Raiders owner Mark Davis to discuss their relocation options.

A spokesman for Sands didn't confirm what the meeting with Davis is regarding and we got the same answer from the Raiders themselves.

"In typical Raider fashion, I can neither confirm nor deny." - Raiders owner Mark Davis on rumours of him scouting Las Vegas

UNLV is also looking for a new home for it's football program which has played at the 35-500 seat Sam Boyd Stadium since the early 1970's.

Should the Raiders leave California for Nevada, they would potentially tap into one of the most underutilised markets in North American professional sports.

Missed chances

While Las Vegas could be getting itself an NFL franchise in the upcoming years, the Raiders will still feel like they have missed an opportunity.

Missing out on a chance to return to Los Angeles, the fans of Oakland will surely feel either happy or exiled by the teams attempts to relocate.

The only question remaining is, how much longer will the Raiders stay in Oakland, and how will their fans welcome them back?

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