Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The NFL announced that the Raiders have filed their relocation paperwork to move from Oakland to Las Vegas.
“Today, the Oakland Raiders submitted an application to relocate their franchise to Las Vegas, as is provided for under the NFL Policy and Procedures for Proposed Franchise Relocations,” the NFL said in a statement.
“The application will be reviewed in the coming weeks by league staff and the Stadium and Finance Committees. The relocation of a franchise requires the affirmative vote of three-quarters of the NFL clubs,” It added.
The filing of the paperwork was the first step in a process that won’t become official until the Mark Davis-owned Raiders receive 24 votes from NFL owners to formally make the transfer.
NFL owners could vote on the team’s relocation proposal at the Annual League Meeting in March, according to multiple media reports.
If NFL owners approve the move, the Raiders likely wouldn’t relocate to their proposed, 65,000-seat stadium in Las Vegas until 2020.
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