No one can empathize with the fans of the Oakland Radiers quite like a San Diegan. Just 2 months after losing the Chargers in San Diego, the NFL has ripped another franchise from another California city.
Here are the renderings for the new Las Vegas stadium, as well as reaction to the announcement today.
Raiders to Vegas: 31-1 Miami opposed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 27, 2017
The Las Vegas Raiders. pic.twitter.com/4wlmo0w35M— NFL (@NFL) March 27, 2017
There it is. Brutal. I'm so sorry, Oakland fans. Our Bay Area NFL landscape has just been forever altered. https://t.co/bktLeqobEe— Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce) March 27, 2017
#Raiders owner Mark Davis: "We plan to play at the Coliseum in 17-18 & hope to stay as the Oakland Raiders until the new stadium opens."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2017
This dude has a new born baby in the bar celebrating at 11:30 AM. 😱 LAS VEGAS RAIDERS FANS ARE ALREADY LIT🔥🔥🔥pic.twitter.com/q7rtb1JNci— TotalProSports.com (@TotalProSports) March 27, 2017
And the celebration begins, viva Las Vegas... pic.twitter.com/EwIdFE2MqO— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) March 27, 2017
"I'm excited for the Raiders, I'm just sick to death that they'll no longer be an Oakland Raider brand." - Jon Gruden pic.twitter.com/43kTvWdPlq— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) March 27, 2017
Cruel irony of Raiders move? coincidences with the team finally getting back to their "just win baby" mentality. Raiders fans deserved more— trey wingo (@wingoz) March 27, 2017
As with St. Louis/San Diego, NFL will likely leave Oakland due to lack of a "stadium solution," which means owners weren't shown the money.— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) March 26, 2017
Raiders to LV means sending 20 yr. old millionaires to a place built to prey on excess. This relocation has "disaster" tattooed on it's neck— Rich Ohrnberger (@ohrnberger) March 27, 2017
Wow. Mark Davis said fans who had already put down season ticket deposits for the #Raiders can get refunds. Class move.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2017
In less than 15 months, the NFL has seen three franchises move:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 27, 2017
Rams to LA.
Chargers to LA.
And now the Raiders to Las Vegas.
“Are you worried about the fans?”— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 27, 2017
“What about the franchise’s legacy?”
“What about the gambling issue?”
“I would like to welcome and congratulate Mark Davis & the Oakland Raiders on their relocation to the great city of Las Vegas.” – Bill Foley— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) March 27, 2017
Mark Davis registered https://t.co/kueYxcd34z on December 25, 1998.— Michael Abromowitz (@FootballExpert) March 27, 2017
days like today are why I always chuckle when fans side with ownership and blast players for wanting to get paid— Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57) March 27, 2017
Davis said he lost faith in Oakland City/County officials when they came up with nothing new on eve of Los Angeles bid and then raised rent— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 27, 2017