The NFL seems to constantly be making headlines during this off season. First it was news of Tom Brady’s suspected retirement, then behind the scenes drama of how owners are supposedly forming a pack to not sign once renowned quarterback of the 49ers Colin Kaepernick. Earlier this year we also saw the San Diego Chargers take a move to Los Angeles to become the county’s second team behind the LA Rams (formerly of St. Louis). Now we have another team making their imprint on a new city. The Oakland Raiders announced on March 27,2017, that they will be leaving their home since the franchise first began in 1960, to make a move to the untouched football territory in Las Vegas.
The announcement of the move received the go ahead after a 31-1 team owners votes in favour and as well as approval from Commissioner Roger Goddell to Mark Davis, the owner of the Raiders. Although the Raiders are stuck playing in Oakland for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. They are suspected to move to Sin City no later than the 2020 season and plan on playing in a new $1.3 Billion Stadium.
This has been the 3rd team to announce a location change in the past 15 months. Some fans are disheartened while others are ready for a new change.
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To learn more about the Raiders move to Las Vegas check out this article here from MSN Sports.