The NFL charged Rams owner Stan Kroenke a hefty sum to move from St. Louis to L.A. $650 million, in fact.
The league will go easier on the Raiders should they gain approval to leave for Las Vegas.
MMQB.com's Albert Breer reported late Tuesday night the Raiders relocation fee should run between $325-375 million.
That should ease the Raiders burden and long-term debt service while adjusting to life in Sin City.
Kroenke's fee was an unprecedented total, billed for the right to relocate to the nation’s second-largest media market. The same anvil dropped on Chargers owner Dean Spanos when he bolted from San Diego.
CSN California reported Tuesday morning that Raiders relocation is on the agenda at next week’s NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, with discussion set for Monday. Should the NFL’s stadium and finance committees make positive a recommendation and the Raiders resolve outstanding issues, owners could vote on the relocation application that same day or later in the meetings.
If the application comes to a vote, Raiders relocation should get approved. The Raiders need 24 of 32 votes to relocate.
The Raiders are pushing to relocate and begin construction on an estimated $1.9 billion stadium project in Las Vegas financed by Bank of America. Nevadans have kicked in $750 million in public funds, with $500 million coming from the Raiders and an NFL loan, and $650 million in direct financing from BofA.