Despite hosting four Division I conference basketball tournaments, state-of-the art facilities and the NFL and NHL putting franchises in the city, Las Vegas still can’t get the NCAA to drop its policy on sports gambling in order to host a championship event.
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While teams who have fled well-established NFL cities all experienced similar logistical hardships and concerns, unique circumstances make a one-way-fits-all model impractical when it comes to backing up the moving trucks.
The story of how Reggie McKenzie went from burning on a hot seat as the Raiders began the 2014 season by losing their first 10 games to building an AFC playoff team.
Southern Nevada construction industry experts say whoever ends up building the planned 65,000-seat stadium for the Las Vegas Raiders will face a massive challenge to get it done by the opening of the 2020 NFL season.
Elvis left the building in 1977, and the NFL’s Raiders will enter it in 2020. To (sort of) paraphrase Dandy Don Meredith on “Monday Night Football,” turn on the lights, the party’s only getting started.
UNLV officials are considering several options for Sam Boyd Stadium — including sale of the site — in light of approval for the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas.
The Raiders will be on the lookout for a practice facility, and the Nevada Legislature set aside $100 million for such a project. They have several potential locations to scout, including Downtown Summerlin, where the Golden Knights are constructing their building.
The Raiders will have some key jobs that will need to be filled in Las Vegas. Some hires will have to be made before they leave Oakland.
Detroit Lions safety Miles Killebrew, a Foothill High product, is one of many locals with NFL ties excited about the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas.
Dr. Tony Alamo, the chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, said neither the NFL nor the NHL has requested any betting restrictions on their games.
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