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Raiders Owner Mark Davis Remains Focused On Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess) — Raiders owner Mark Davis has brushed aside a push by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to keep the Raiders in Oakland.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Goodell has been making calls, selling the idea of letting a predominantly African-American investment group, led by former 49ers star Ronnie Lott, help build a new stadium for Oakland.

However, according to the Las Vegas Journal-Review, Davis has repeated his commitment to relocate the franchise to Las Vegas, on the condition that taxpayers there are willing to come up with a $750 million contribution to the proposed dome stadium project, which is projected to cost $1.4 bn.

“We tried to get something done in Oakland, and we can’t at this point in time,” Davis said, according to the Journal-Review. “It’s a very tough political process up there.”

According to the Journal-Review, Davis has been focusing on paving the way for the project, which would be funded through a public-private partnership. Other investors include the Raiders, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Majestic Realty. – Staff Writers