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Raiders owner Mark Davis ‘committed’ to Las Vegas relocation

Mark Davis

With funding for a potential NFL venue to host the Oakland Raiders on the verge of becoming a reality, there’s going to be a ton of talk surrounding potential relocation in the coming months.

This was taken to a whole new level earlier in September when a panel of local Vegas’ leaders unanimously voted to approve $750 million in public funds for the new stadium project (more on that here).

That’s the exact amount Raiders owner Mark Davis had previously indicated it would take for him to relocate to the desert metropolis.

Now that one hurdle has been passed, the funding question is going to go to the state legislature for final approval.

In talking about the potential of his state housing the Raiders, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R), broke some rather interesting news on Wednesday evening.

“This week I met with the owner of the Raiders, Mark Davis,” Sandoval said, via Michelle Rindels of the Associated Press. “He was committed and resolute in … relocating to our state.”

Governor Sandoval also indicated that its his intention to start the special session of the legislature in either early or mid October.

Should funding for the new venue be approved, it will then be up to the National Football League to give the Raiders the go-ahead.