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A chronology of the Raiders' possible relocation to Las Vegas:

Jan. 28, 2016: Raiders owner Mark Davis is scheduled to meet with Las Vegas Sands Corp. president Sheldon Adelson about moving the NFL team to a proposed domed stadium near the Strip.

April 28, 2016: Raiders owner Mark Davis announces he would like to move the Raiders to Las Vegas, and pledges $500 million toward a new domed stadium.

May 20, 2016: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft tells USA TODAY Sports that the Raiders moving to Las Vegas “would be good for the NFL.”

May 24, 2016: Raiders owner Mark Davis says he is “very optimistic” about a move to Las Vegas during NFL owners meeting in North Carolina. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says talks are “very premature.”

June 27, 2016: A group comprising the Raiders, casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Majestic Realty narrow stadium site to four locations.

Aug. 20, 2016: Raiders file trademark for name “Las Vegas Raiders,” according to a Forbes report.

Aug. 25, 2016: Developers settle on $1.9 billion budget for new stadium, as well as location west of Interstate 15 across from Mandalay Bay.

Sept. 15, 2016: Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee sends proposal to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval for $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium in Las Vegas, requiring $750 million public money financed through an increase in the hotel room tax.

Sept. 18, 2016: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says “a lot has to happen” in order for the Raiders to move to Las Vegas.

Sept. 20, 2016: An investment group in Oakland connected to Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott offers to purchase Oakland-Alameda Coliseum to prevent the Raiders from leaving the city for Las Vegas or Los Angeles, according to a report from the East Bay Times.

Sept. 25, 2016: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones urges Nevada lawmakers to be aggressive in bringing Raiders to Las Vegas.

Oct. 5, 2016: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval calls special legislative session to consider financing for 65,000-seat football stadium and convention center expansion in Las Vegas.

Oct. 10, 2016: A special session of the Nevada legislature begins to discuss financing for a new NFL stadium in Las Vegas.

Oct. 14, 2016: Nevada Senate and Assembly pass amended Senate Bill 1, approving financing for a 65,000-seat domed stadium in Las Vegas.

Oct. 15, 2016: Mark Davis tells that if the Raiders move to Las Vegas, that move will not happen until 2019 at the earlest. Davis said he plans to exercise options for the team to remain playing at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in 2017 and 2018. The Raiders reportedly signed a new lease with Oakland in March that includes team options for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Under terms of the lease, the Raiders have the option to leave Oakland after the 2016, 2017 or 2018 season.

Oct. 17, 2016: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signs Senate Bill 1 — the stadium bill approved by the Nevada Assembly and Senate that calls for $750 million in public money to be used for the construction of a stadium for the Raiders.

Oct. 19, 2016: Mark Davis tells fellow NFL owners in Houston that he plans to file papers in January to move his team from Oakland to Las Vegas.

Oct. 19, 2016: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in Houston following two days of meetings by the NFL owners that a study comparing Las Vegas with Oakland would be the next step in the process of relocating the team to a $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium off the Strip.

Updated: 10-21-2016

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Contributing: The Associated Press

FYI: The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Updated: 10-21-2016


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