The Oakland Raiders will soon become the Las Vegas Raiders. The decision to relocate one of the NFL’s most stories franchises was officially approved by NFL owners in a 31-1 vote Monday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Raiders have one-year options on their lease in Oakland in 2017 and 2018. Their new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas is expected to be complete by 2020.
That means that the Broncos will play the Raiders, their long-time AFC West division foe, once a year in Sin City starting no later than 2020.
The Raiders are the third NFL franchise to relocate in the last 14 months. The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles last offseason. The Chargers, another AFC West team, got the votes to relocate from San Diego to Los Angeles in January.
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