The time has come. Votes were cast. And 31 of the NFL’s 32 teams voted in favor of the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas. When it actually physically happens remains anyone’s guess. But for the third time in just over a calendar year, the league has paved the way for a team to relocate from its original city.
There’s a whole heck of a lot to look at here. How will the Raiders’ eventual move to Vegas impact the rest of the NFL? Is Raiders owner Mark Davis to blame? What about Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf?
In between these questions, there are even more points that can be raised. Did the NFL drop the ball in Los Angeles? Can Vegas house an NFL team? What about the public financing debate? Remember, the near $2 billion stadium in Vegas is being covered in large part by taxpayers.
These are the questions we’ll answer in our eight takeaways from the Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas.