Moving from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, then back again. No longer belonging to Oakland, the Raiders are moving to Las Vegas.
Known for its rebellious brand and rowdy fan base, The Raiders, are preparing to play for the first time in their new Las Vegas home this fall
“They’re now officially the Las Vegas Raiders,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “They’re here and you’re going to see a lot more of them now.”
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— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 23, 2020
Although the league does not begin until March 18, the team will officially relocate in the summer. Having played in Oakland at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum since 1994, Allegiant Stadium will be the Raiders’ new $2-billion home, which is scheduled to be completed by July 31.
According to Las Vegas Review-Journal, the new stadium, Allegiant Stadium, will still be under construction when Raiders personnel begin moving in June.
The NFL draft will be held in Las Vegas on April 23-25 and essentially serve as the Raiders’ welcome party with the league planning to “incorporate all the iconic features of this city,” Goodell said.
“We’re gonna have our offseason program here starting around April 15th, whenever the league allows us to start our offseason program here,” head coach Jon Gruden said on Monday. “Then we’ll have training camp in Napa, and my understanding is after we break training camp, we will formally move to Las Vegas.”