NFL Meeting: Raiders to Vegas, Rule Changes Lead Agenda

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But Davis's steadfast commitment and passion for the project appears to have convinced his colleagues it's the right move, not just for the Raiders but for the league.

Without a clear path to a new football stadium in the Raiders' longtime home city of Oakland, team owner Mark Davis has set his sights on Las Vegas.

In fact, per ESPN, 30 other teams went the same way during an early morning vote in a luxurious ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel.

Here's a look at some of the major moves for one of the NFL's most successful and yet vagabond teams.

The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland's proposals for a new stadium, and Las Vegas stepped up with $750 million in public money. Owner Mark Davis said the club hasn't decided where it will play in the interim.

-Washington is now next scheduled to play the Raiders on the road in 2021, which, by then, a new stadium should be built in Las Vegas.

It's interesting that the Raiders will remain in Oakland at the Coliseum for the next two seasons, especially since fans probably won't exactly be fond with how this all played out.

"Great for the Raiders in that they get $750M in direct public funding for stadium and $200M in infrastructure improvements around the new stadium". "I'd be remiss if I didn't do everything in my power to make the case for Oakland up until the very end".

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"And the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness".

National Football League relocation guidelines state that a team has to prove that it does not have strong community support and has exhausted all options for a new stadium in its existing market, according to Zelinski.

The Raiders will play this season at the Oakland Coliseum and have a contract option to play there again in 2018, but would need to play the 2019 season in a temporary facility.

If it seemed like the Raiders were the third wheel in a two-team race to Los Angeles throughout the NFL's roller-coaster ride back to Tinseltown two years ago, it's because they were.

It will be interesting to see how fans in Oakland react to this news with regard to their season tickets and attendance at games.

And with that, the Oakland Raiders are headed to Sin City, ending a years-long dalliance with a potential move to Los Angeles and then Las Vegas because of stadium issues in the Bay Area.

Renderings show a possible $1.3 billion stadium with $600 million already secured through private funds from the Fortress Investment Group and NFL Hall of Famer and 49ers legend Ronnie Lott. Specifically, Goodell wants to add a "play clock" after touchdowns and extra points to ensure games resume in a timely fashion.

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