Ticket deposits for the Las Vegas Raiders, plus new stadium renderings

UPDATE: Several visitors to the season ticket website have found a bogus phone number attached to their bank statements after they made the $100 deposit. Raiders officials are aware of the number and ask those who have made a deposit not to call it. They are working on a solution to the problem, along with addressing other issues with the website.

To reiterate: The website is legitimate, but the phone number attached to the bank statement is not.

ORIGINAL STORY

Now that the Raiders' move to Las Vegas is official, there's a lot to iron out. That includes the location of the brand new stadium.

The first option, which NFL team owners prefer, is a significant portion of land at the corner of Russell Road and Polaris Avenue, just west of Interstate 15.

As for the funding, there will be three sources of money to pay for the $1.9 billion domed stadium. Bank of America will cover $650 million, and Raiders owner Mark Davis will chip in $500 million. The last $750 million will come from an increase in the county hotel tax, which is already being collected.

In the meantime, Davis said he is considering playing preseason games at Sam Boyd in the coming years while the new stadium is under construction. He also says he understands fans in Oakland aren't happy about the move.

"The players and the coaches didn't make this decision, I did," Davis said. "If there's anger or disappointment it should be directed towards me."

Davis also says that the earliest the Raiders would be playing regular season games in Las Vegas would be in 2019. Fans can place a refundable $100 deposit in Las Vegas on the Raiders official website. The deposit allows the buyer to purchase a permanent seat license, which gives the buyer the rights to purchase season tickets and any home playoff games.

Businesses near the proposed site near Russell Road and Polaris Avenue say they're excited about the opportunity.  

Stephan Galdau owns the OWL bar. He says people laughed and called him a fool when he bought the bar in an industrial area.

Now, he says, he's getting offers from people wanting to buy the bar in order to score prime real estate.  

"I want to see where it goes," he says.  

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