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April 23, 2017

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  • A man celebrates holding a Raiders sign, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. NFL team owners approved the move of the Raiders to Las Vegas in a vote at an NFL football annual meeting in Phoenix.

    Why sense of urgency must drive rest of negotiations ahead of stadium construction

    April 21, 2017

    The Oakland Raiders will go on the clock in the National Football League Draft in six days, but the ticking on their move to Las Vegas already sounds like the "60 Minutes" stopwatch to local officials. Thursday’s two-hour meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board highlighted just how much work needs to be packed into the next 40 months before ...

  • Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, left, asks a question as committee chairman Steve Hill,  executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, looks on during a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

    Sisolak says Raiders on tight construction schedule, cites parking issues at Russell Road site

    April 20, 2017

    Although the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board meeting in the Clark County Commission chambers on Thursday garnered most of the attention, another meeting in ...

  • A fan wears a Raiders T-shirt outside a meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Raiders will move from Oakland to Las Vegas after construction of a new stadium is completed.

    Lease: No rent for Raiders at Las Vegas stadium

    April 20, 2017

    The Oakland Raiders would not pay rent at the proposed stadium they want to use in Las Vegas. A draft of a lease agreement calling for no rent was unveiled during a Thursday gathering of the public entity overseeing the proposed $1.9 billion project. Las Vegas Stadium Authority board ...

  • A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football in Las Vegas.

    Stadium Authority set to discuss terms of Raiders lease

    April 19, 2017

    Seismic events followed the first meeting in which the Raiders discussed a lease proposal with the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board. Expect nothing quite so significant to emerge from Thursday’s Stadium Authority board meeting. While the session will be the first since NFL owners approved last month the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas in 2020, work on refining the lease draft continued ...

  • Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) before a game against the Colts in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016.

    Carr clarifies comments about ‘true’ Raiders fans

    April 18, 2017

    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is clarifying comments he made about how fans who won't support the team after it moves from Oakland are not "true fans." Carr made the comments at a news conference Monday for the start of the team's offseason program. Much of the focus ...

  • Matt Gutierrez carries a Raiders flag by a sign welcoming visitors to Las Vegas, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. Experts say acquiring a trademark for a brand as famous as the Raiders is next to impossible.

    Applications for ‘Las Vegas Raiders’ name off the mark

    April 18, 2017

    Like a half-dozen others who paid up to $275 to apply for the Las Vegas Raiders name when news of the team’s potential move surfaced on Jan. 29, 2016, Lane Blue saw ...

  • Ken Mclin holds up a Raiders banner Monday, March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. NFL team owners approved the move of the Raiders to Las Vegas in a vote at an NFL football annual meeting in Phoenix.

    Raiders begin offseason as lame ducks in Oakland

    April 18, 2017

    Three weeks after the team's move to Las Vegas was approved by the NFL, the Raiders began preparations for the 2017 season with hopes of giving Oakland a winner before the team leaves town ...

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016.

    Raiders’ Derek Carr: The true fans will ‘ride with us wherever we’re at’

    April 17, 2017

    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said he doesn’t foresee the Oakland fans turning their back on the team this season with its pending move to Las Vegas. Speaking today at the team’s first offseason workout, Carr said any fans who pull their support will be in the minority. “This is just another thing we’re going to deal with together. We’re not going to ...

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell listens to a reporter's question after the NFL football owners meeting in Irving, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016.

    Column: NFL still doesn’t get Las Vegas, even with Raiders

    April 15, 2017

    Sometimes the bumbling bozos in charge of the NFL just can't help themselves. Or maybe they've been so afraid of Las Vegas for so long that they automatically start hyperventilating every time ...

  • A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football in Las Vegas.

    Nearly $50 million in room tax projected in 2018 for Raiders stadium

    April 14, 2017

    Room-tax revenues toward the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas are projected to near $15 million in the first four months of collection before moving toward $50 million in fiscal year 2018. Those figures come from a proposed budget included in the agenda posted Thursday for next week’s meeting of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board. While negotiations on the team’s lease ...

  • A Raiders specialty license plate might become available in Nevada

    April 14, 2017

    With the Raiders set to call Las Vegas home by 2020, fans might be able to represent Nevada’s second major league team while they drive their vehicles. ...

  • In this Nov. 12, 1995, photo, nearly half the seats are empty in Houston's Astrodome as the Houston Oilers play Cincinnati. Oilers owner Bud Adams cited lack of fan interest as a reason for moving the team.

    Oilers tried the lame-duck approach Raiders are attempting — and it failed

    April 14, 2017

    Soon after the NFL approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, coach Jack Del Rio wondered if anyone had a handbook on how to handle being a lame duck in Oakland. While there might not be a book about how to handle playing in a city a team plans to ...

  • A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football in Las Vegas.

    Up next for the NFL stadium project: Finalize Raiders lease, UNLV’s role as co-tenant

    April 13, 2017

    It’s all about the paper. Las Vegas officially reserved its place in the National Football League more than two weeks ago. Cementing that move will require stacks of paperwork generated through months of continuing negotiation among the team, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority and UNLV. The stadium authority board will convene next week for the first time since NFL owners approved the Raiders' move. The board spent most of its last meeting ...

  • Is it a bad rap? It's time for us to parse out the reputation and the culture of the Raiders.

    Ready or not: Las Vegas, prepare to meet Raider Nation

    April 13, 2017

    Is it a bad rap? It's time for us to parse out the reputation and the culture of the Raiders.