NFL Approves Oakland Raiders' Move to Las Vegas

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Oakland Raiders fan Matt Gutierrez of Nevada waves a Raiders flag in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign after National Football League owners voted 31-1 to approve the team's application to relocate to Las Vegas during their annual meeting on March 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas in a 31-1 vote Monday, ending a years-long effort by the city of Oakland to retain the team. The Raiders will play at the Oakland Coliseum for the 2017 season, and possibly longer, while a 65,000-seat, $1.9 billion stadium to be shared with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is built. The vote comes just two months after the Golden State Warriors broke ground on a new arena in San Francisco. We discuss what the relocation of both teams means for the Bay Area and how Raiders fans are responding to news of the NFL vote.


Ray Bobbitt, Oakland Coliseum Economic Impact and Legal Action Committee

Dave Newhouse, former sportswriter, Oakland Tribune; author, "Founding 49ers: The Dark Days Before the Dynasty"

Mark Purdy, sports columnist, San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group

Libby Schaaf, mayor of Oakland