The Oakland Raiders almost wound up in Los Angeles for next season. In fact, there is still a slim chance they wind up there for 2017 but it’s doubtful. San Antonio, Texas has also been growing as a realistic moving spot for the Raiders and now a new, reportedly serious contender is in the works. Las Vegas!


Las Vegas Sands chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson wants to build a $1 billion domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company officials confirmed Thursday.

The Sands Corp. announced that it was lending its support behind a public-private partnership to build a 65,000-seat, domed stadium on a vacant 42 acres of land recently purchased by UNLV near the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane across from McCarran International Airport.

The league would likely fight such a move in Sin City but if you know the Raiders franchise, you know they don’t go quietly.

At the earliest the Raiders wouldn’t go anywhere until 2017 but Vegas appears to be serious about bring a professional team to the city.