Just when things started to get good on the field for the Raiders in Oakland, something has happened off of it which means they might not be in the city for much longer.
Earlier this week, the AFC West franchise released a statement on their website confirming the news that they are one step closer towards a move to Las Vegas and becoming the Las Vegas Raiders.
Their owner, Mark Davis, released a statement on the team's official website thanking the Nevada Legislature for the approval of contributing $750 million to his proposed $1.9 billion stadium project, with the bill expected to be signed on Monday next week.
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He said: "I would like to thank Governor Sandoval, the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, and the members of the Nevada Legislature on this historic day. All parties have worked extremely hard to develop and approve this tremendous stadium project that will serve as a proud new home for the entire Raider Nation."
The move to Las Vegas will surely provide the Raiders with a new booming market to work in, and many fans are excited about the move.
However, some fans want the Raiders to stay in Oakland and not move at all. They are not happy with the relocation news. Not one bit.
The only thing that's really stopping the Raiders from relocating to Las Vegas is the approval of the rest of the NFL owners. They'll need at least 24 of the league's 32 owners to be on board before they can start packing their bags, so if Raiders fans were able to convince at least nine owners that the move shouldn't go ahead, their team might stay in Oakland.