NFL Rumors: Raiders Get Financing For Las Vegas Stadium From Bank Of America


The Oakland Raiders hit a setback last month when billionaire Sheldon Adelson withdrew financial support for a new Las Vegas stadium.

The Silver and Black have solved this problem, though, as Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday.

The Raiders have played in Oakland since 1995, and if they are successful in moving to Las Vegas, they’d be the first NFL team to play in the entertainment capital of the world. The NHL’s newest expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights, will become the first professional sports team to play in Las Vegas later this year.

When/if the Raiders officially apply for relocation, they’ll need 24 of the NFL’s 32 owners to approve the move. The next owners meetings are later this month in Phoenix.

Securing financing for a new stadium is a huge win for the Raiders, but much more work remains before they can officially complete a move to Las Vegas.

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Dec 24, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) and running back Jalen Richard(30) react in the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts during a NFL football game at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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