Mightygoose

This story is not necessarily new and it's somewhat discussed in the LA progress thread

http://www.ktnv.com/news/committee-meet ... m-thursday

However things are starting to get serious as the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Comitee gives a formal recommendation to the governor to approve 750 million via  a hotel tax increase towards a new stadium to bring the Raiders over from Oakland.

Governor Sandoval will look it over but no timeline on a vote.

project.legacy

One step closer mightygoose - still a long way to go though.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... asses-vote

I think the NFL in Vegas makes more sense in Vegas than the NHL does, but that's just me.

Mightygoose

Investment group looking to buy the Coliseum and it's site to try and keep the Raiders in Oakland ?

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/1760 ... rs-oakland

How would this group be able to fund a stadium never mind the development for a return on their investment, plus offering the Raiders a sweet deal to play there?

Then there is still the A's to figure out.

I have a feeling thier plan is to buy equity in the Raiders which Mr. Davis has no interest in selling. This looks like smoke and mirrors to me but time will tell.

The ball is in Nevada Governor Sandoval's court in this saga.

Aerial

Seeing the support the Blue Jays get, you have to think if there was a true interest in the GTA area for the NFL to build a stadium and ownership group, it would be a slam dunk to move the Raiders to the GTA.  I mean GTA or Oakland?  Doesn't take a genius to figure out what the NFL would like on that one.
I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating - Former Saints General Manager Jim Fink

deerkeeper

Quote from: "Aerial"
Seeing the support the Blue Jays get, you have to think if there was a true interest in the GTA area for the NFL to build a stadium and ownership group, it would be a slam dunk to move the Raiders to the GTA.  I mean GTA or Oakland?  Doesn't take a genius to figure out what the NFL would like on that one.
With the total failure of the Bills series and the bandwagon support the Blue Jays get, I'd take Oakland in a heart beat.

rcon

Quote from: "Aerial"
Seeing the support the Blue Jays get, you have to think if there was a true interest in the GTA area for the NFL to build a stadium and ownership group, it would be a slam dunk to move the Raiders to the GTA.  I mean GTA or Oakland?  Doesn't take a genius to figure out what the NFL would like on that one.

Please quit beating that long dead horse.

Mightygoose

The next shoe is about to drop.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/gover ... e-raiders/

Governor Sandoval says there should be a special vote in the legislature. Aiming for no earlier than October 7 and no later than October 13.

Needs 2/3 approval. If it passes then I think Raiders to Vegas is just a mere formality.

Edit: Adding link with Sandoval's statement

http://gov.nv.gov/News-and-Media/Press/ ... on-Timing/

okie

Raider fans don't care where they play.  Oakland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, or San Diego; it is all the same to them.  All those cities are one hour flights on Southwest Airlines.

Aerial

deerkeeper, you do have a point about bandwagon Blue Jays fans but there are a lot of them out there, that's for sure, when times look good.  Maybe the Raiders will be Vegas afterall, interesting.

From The Field of Schemes:

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If it seems incredible to you that Nevada is on the verge of approving the largest NFL stadium subsidy in history to benefit a billionaire developer and the owner of a team that hasn’t had a winning record in 14 years, yeah, me too. At this point, I’m mostly curious to see whether the legislature spends any time at all debating the niceties of a stadium lease — who would pay for future maintenance, operations, and upgrade costs, and would Mark Davis be able to get out of his lease and move again (or threaten to) anytime soon? Not holding my breath given how the political discourse has gone so far, but there’s always hope.

http://www.fieldofschemes.com/2016/09/2 ... s-adelson/
I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating - Former Saints General Manager Jim Fink

Mightygoose

Looks like businesses is about to pick up.

Governor Sandoval calls for a specific session of the legislature on October 10 to approve the funding for the new stadium.

http://m.reviewjournal.com/business/sta ... adium-plan

Meanwhile in Oakland....Ronnie Lott group....it's your team's call to answer next.

Mightygoose

First key vote passes 16 - 5


http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/nfl/pu ... -key-vote/

Now off to the Assembly which reconvenes on Thursday.

Mightygoose

State Assembly approves bill 28-13  for 750 million to fund stadium to hope to lure the Raiders.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/N ... 971394.php

Bill had amendments so needs to go back to the Senate for final approval.

NFL owners meet on October 18 and 19 and I'm sure Vegas is at the top of the agenda.

Folks in Oakland....your turn

Mightygoose

Cracks in the Raiders to Vegas deal?

http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/raid ... ing-102716

Adelson and Davis seem to have trouble getting a deal done between them. Adelson seems to want control of the stadium revenue or a stake on ownership to justify his 650 million investment.

Mark Davis already gloating about the move and burning bridges in Oakland. What kind of leverage does he have? Deal falls apart and he's forced back into Oakland. Even if the Ronnie Lott group is successful in a stadium deal, they'll want a piece of the team and the lion's share of stadium and related revenues too.

It may be soon checkmate for Mr. Davis.

I guess I'm the only one interested in this story here  :lol:

c-way-dude

Quote from: "Mightygoose"

Adelson and Davis seem to have trouble getting a deal done between them. Adelson seems to want control of the stadium revenue or a stake on ownership to justify his 650 million investment.

Mark Davis already gloating about the move and burning bridges in Oakland. What kind of leverage does he have?

Davis has handled this very poorly, but an NFL owner always has leverage.  I'm sure if things fall apart with Las Vegas, then San Antonio will step back into the picture.  San Antonio also has the advantage of having a stadium (Alamodome) that the Raiders could move into right away.  Jerry Jones might not like it, nor might other NFL owners, but as Al Davis proved, in the end that doesn't matter much.

Mightygoose

Framework reached between the city & county with the development group lead by Ronnie Lott

http://www.tsn.ca/framework-in-to-keep- ... d-1.614085

County meeting in closed door session today and the city in closed door session on Nov 29 to see how it moves forward.

Now, if this group can reach a deal with the Raiders then they'll really be cooking with gas. There's the real trick.
 


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