Could the Raiders be headed to Las Vegas?

Posted at 3:43 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 18:43:25-04

Less than a year ago, it seemed likely that the Oakland Raiders were on the verge of relocating to their old stomping grounds in Los Angeles.

That move didn't happen, but according to a report, the Raiders could be headed somewhere else -- namely, to Sin City.

ESPN reported Raiders owner Mark Davis will meet with Nevada tourism officials Thursday about a possible move to Las Vegas, as well as the creation of a domed stadium in the city.

Davis has already met with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson about a possible move, which could include the use of UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium as a temporary place to play.

"The location for the proposed Las Vegas stadium is a 42-acre lot on Tropicana Avenue, a few blocks off the Strip," ESPN's David Purdum wrote.

The proposed stadium project would cost an estimated $1.3 billion.

The Raiders are in their second stint in Oakland, where they played from 1960-81 before moving to Los Angeles. The franchise moved back to Oakland in 1995.