Raiders file paperwork to move to Las Vegas

Earlier this week, the San Diego Chargers officially announced their move to Los Angeles. Now, it looks like another California team is looking to pack up and leave, but to another state.

The Oakland Raiders will soon file relocation papers to move to Las Vegas, the National Football League’s official website reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the team’s plans.

The bid to relocate in the shifting landscape of the NFL would require 24 votes from the league’s owners, three-quarters of the NFL’s 32 clubs, to win approval in a vote this spring. If the move happens, Las Vegas would have two professional sports franchises. The NHL announced their 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights, will begin play in the 2017-18 NHL Season.

According to sources, the city of Oakland has made no progress to keep the team, and has failed to come up with a new stadium plan that league officials and independent sources find credible.

Written by Michael Whitaker

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