Raiders Owner Wants To Move Team To Las Vegas, Pledges $500 Million For Stadium

The Oakland Raiders' flirtation with Las Vegas got much more serious on Thursday. 

Raiders owner Mark Davis met with Nevada tourism officials, and stressed that it's his wish to move the team to Las Vegas - so much so that he's willing to put $500 million towards the building of a new stadium. 

Davis was joined by David Beckham and billionaire casino owner Sheldon Anderson in his presentation, campaigning for the city to build a $1.4 billion stadium for the Raiders. 

Davis has toured UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium as a potential temporary home stadium for the relocation process while the new stadium is built, which is proposed to be located just a few blocks from The Strip.

The Raiders have a one-year lease for the upcoming season at Oakland Alameda Coliseum, along with options for the 2017 and 2018 season. However, their rent tripled as part of the agreement, which has added to their desire to relocate.

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