Great question from a Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist about the Raiders in Vegas
Why can’t the Raiders just move right now to Vegas and start playing at Sam Boyd until the Strip stadium is finished? That’s the question Ed Graney asked this morning and it makes total sense. The Chargers just moved to a soccer stadium that seats 27,000. Sam Boyd could seat 45,000 with an end zone upgrade, Graney writes. There is precedence for all this, and you only need look to when the Oilers departed Houston for Tennessee and played at 40,550-seat Vanderbilt Stadium in 1998 while Nissan Stadium was being built in Nashville. It has been done, and Sam Boyd Stadium is a heck of a lot better suited to host football than a place where the game is primarily played with one’s feet. I’m all for this. Get the Raiders to Vegas now and start building the excitement for that new stadium. Have you seen a Raiders game at the Coliseum? The upper deck is closed. It’s not like it’s some must-have ticket as-is. Did you see how there were still tickets available to the Packers playoff game last Friday? I’m being selfish here, I want NFL teams playing in Vegas next season. I want the buzz. I want to go see my Bengals play in Vegas. I want the NFL experience with the guys for a weekend.
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