"This is very exciting for Las Vegas".
Brian Sandoval credited Raiders owner Mark Davis with fulfilling a promise.
The Raiders' formal application has been submitted to the National Football League, and it must be approved by 24 owners.
A site hasn't been picked for the proposed $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat stadium. But when that bid was rejected, the Raiders immediately turned their attention to Las Vegas. Those votes are expected to be cast at some point in late March during owners meetings.
"The application will be reviewed in the coming weeks by league staff and the Stadium and Finance Committees".
Plans for a new stadium in Oakland have not come to fruition according to the Raiders and others. The investors are anchored by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and former quarterback Rodney Peete.
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The property was originally put up for sale for $1.6 million in 2016, though that price was later reduced to $1.2 million. It has a finished basement. "I had a really good childhood; oh that's sad to look at that, I want to buy it".
And in that time, the fans in Oakland will be dealt another blow just as their longtime underachieving team just got good.
Coincidentally enough, the Raiders filing for relocation comes on the 15-year anniversary of The Tuck Rule.
The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles past year and are building a $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood.
But in addition to the Raiders having never wavered from their Vegas efforts and having impressed several owners with their progress at a meeting in NY last week, several sources said a timeline between the Chargers and Raiders could have been worked out to avoid any bait and switch by the Raiders.
The Raiders, born in the San Francisco Bay Area, made a temporary move to Los Angeles from 1982 to 1994 before returning to Oakland.