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New possible Raiders stadium location suggested in Las Vegas

Posted at 2:34 PM, Dec 05, 2016
The Stadium Board Authority had its first meeting ever at UNLV Monday.
During the public comment portion, one landowner brought up the possibility of building the stadium near Blue Diamond Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. Fred Nassiri owns more than 60 acres of land in the area.
"It has to be Las Vegas Boulevard because anywhere else it won't work," said Nassiri.
He showed the board several renderings. The chairman of the board, Steve Hill, says the favorite spot so far is near Russell Road and Interstate 15. 
"He's got a great parcel. There's no question about that," said Hill.
Nassiri says he's been speaking with the team. The board will give the final yes or no to whatever the developers and the Raiders recommend. 
While the Stadium Board Authority is exploring locations, the Raiders move to Las Vegas would still need to be approved by 24 of the 32 NFL owners. The soonest a vote could come on that would be January.
In addition, Oakland city leaders and former Raiders player Ronnie Lott are moving forward to keep the team in the city. However, Raiders owner Mark Davis remains committed to moving the team to Las Vegas.