The NFL team is set to move from Oakland to Las Vegas in 2020. For those unfamiliar with the Las Vegas Raiders, or American football in general, the following article lists five things you should know about them.
The team was announced as the Las Vegas Raiders in January 2017
The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. It is set to be the first major professional sports franchise in Las Vegas. The team has been playing since 1960 and this move will make it the only NFL team outside of the United States.
They are scheduled to relocate from Oakland, California to Las Vegas for the 2020 NFL Season
The Raiders were founded on September 18, 1960 as the eighth member of the American Football League (AFL); they shared their first AFL title with Houston in 1967. The franchise has experienced relatively little success in its history, and is currently among the most-valuable teams in the NFL based on recent estimates. Al Davis, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was also head coach and general manager of the team from 1963 to 1967 and from 1971 to 1975, a tenor that would not be matched by any other Raider coach until Jon Gruden came along four decades later.
Paragraph: In 1995, Davis unsuccessfully tried to have his son Mark inducted into the team’s ring of honor despite his being traded two years earlier.
In July 2017, it was announced that the Raiders would play at least two seasons in Oakland before relocating to Las Vagas
The Raiders had been planning to relocate for years and had signed a lease with Las Vegas to share a $2.7 billion stadium. With the deal, they will play at least two seasons in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas. In January 2018, NFL owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move.
The team will be owned
The Raiders intend to stay in Oakland for the next two seasons, according to Davis. During this time, Davis will try to convince leaders in Oakland and Alameda County that they can offer a new stadium for the team. If he is not successful, they plan to move to Las Vegas by 2020.