Nevada Governor signs Raiders stadium bill
The pieces continue to fall into place for the Raiders to move to Las Vegas.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed the stadium bill approved by the Nevada Assembly and Senate last week that calls for $750 million in public money to be used for the construction of a stadium for the team. Those funds would come via a hotel room tax and would be used alongside $600 million in private money and $500 million from the Raiders and the NFL.
“Las Vegas is ready for this. Nevada is ready for this,” Sandoval said, via the Associated Press. “The best brand on the planet is coming together with one of the best brands in professional sports. It is truly one of those situations where 1+1=3.”
Raiders owner Mark Davis joined Sandoval at the bill signing and reaffirmed the statement he made after the bill passed through the legislature. Davis called Las Vegas the “proud new home for the entire Raider Nation” at that time and said Monday that he’s not using the city as leverage to get a new building in Oakland.
The question of whether it does become the new home for the Raiders still faces a vote that calls for three-fourths of the league’s owners to approve the move, although the Davis family hasn’t let that stop them from moving the team in the past.