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The Raiders Are Moving; Is Las Vegas Ready?

NFL owners voted 31-1 to approve the Oakland Raiders football team’s proposed move to Las Vegas, following a 14-month courtship by Nevada business, county and state leaders. A new $1.9-billion stadium is being built in Las Vegas, financed by $750 million from a Nevada hotel tax, $650 million from Bank of America and $500 million from the team.

The move, however, won’t be immediate, as the 65,000-seat stadium, featuring a 120-foot “flaming cauldron” honoring Al Davis, is scheduled to open in 2020 on an as-yet undecided site. The team plans to play at the Oakland Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, though after that plans are unclear.

Initial designs by Manica Architecture depict a sleek, modern stadium on a vacant site west of Interstate 15, between Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue. The domed, air-conditioned facility would include a retractable natural turf field, and a horseshoe-shaped seating arrangement offering views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Read more at San Francisco Business Times

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