A big step towards a potential move for another NFL team.
FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:
The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork for a relocation to Las Vegas. The team and city have a deal in place for a $1.9 billion, 65,000 seat domed stadium near the south end of the famed Vegas strip.
Last week, Jeremy Aguero, the stadium board's analyst, said the conditions are right for the Raiders to not just survive, but thrive in the desert:
(Aguero) "The Las Vegas market can support a team. And bringing the NFL to the market aligns with the league's strategic goals. And that Goldman Sachs has committed to finances the project, with or without a third party."
If it goes through, it's expected the Raiders would play two more seasons in Oakland, moving to Vegas in 2020.
24 owners need to approve the plan for the move to happen. That vote is likely to happen in March.
Chris Hoenig, FOX News.
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