Raiders Move To Las Vegas Approved By Majority Of NFL Owners

Raiders Move To Las Vegas Approved By Majority Of NFL Owners

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas became official after an overwhelming vote of 31-to-1 by NFL Owners at the League's Annual Meetings.

After the results of the vote were announced on Monday, Mark Davis, who inherited the team after the death of his father, Al Davis, in 2011, told ESPN.com that he had mixed feeling and that the move is very bittersweet.

"That's like moving the Dallas Cowboys or moving the (Green Bay) Packers", Green said. If I'm still in Los Angeles, I will nearly certainly go to the game, since it would be just a four hour drive away.

Raiders games will continue to be played at the Oakland Coliseum in 2017 and likely 2018.

The plan is for the Raiders to continue to playing in Oakland for two or three more years while their stadium in Nevada is being built.

Many diehard fans have pulled their support and said they won't attend games in Oakland or Las Vegas. "No matter how good they do, Raiders stuff always sells".

The Raiders have legally binding options with the board to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, but Coliseum authority executive director Scott McKibben said he has no desire to house Mark Davis' team in 2019.

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The Chargers' brass knew they would be in for a battle when they moved the team north, and proved as much by coining the phrase "fight for L.A." last season.

It's natural that players are going to wonder about their future homes, but Del Rio's point is a valid one - if they don't play well in Oakland the next year or two, it may not matter. When they moved to Los Angles in 1982 it was because the team wanted a new stadium.

Aside from losing the team, Green doesn't think a franchise like the Raiders should be moved out of the metropolitan area of their city.

How would you advise the team's PR and social media teams to further promote the move, PR Daily readers?

"I feel the pain of our fans in Oakland".

Green, whose team is also abandoning Oakland for a new arena in San Francisco by the 2019 season, said he'd feel differently if the Raiders were merely moving within the Bay Area. "I don't believe they did".

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