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Vegas seeks stadium site while Oakland fights for the Raiders

Posted at 7:02 AM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-05 10:02:09-05
The Raiders are likely playoff bound, but their long-term future is still up in the air. Clark County officials hope to change that starting on Monday.
The official stadium board will meet for the first time to select a site and approve contracts for a proposed $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed football stadium.
But all their work could be for nothing. Oakland is hard at work to keep the team.
Their plan would include $200 million in public funding as well as $600 million from an investment group led by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. It also includes $500 million from the Raiders and NFL, which is the same amount they are being asked to contribute to building a stadium in Las Vegas.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has repeatedly said that he is committed to bringing his team to Las Vegas. The move would have to be approved by three-quarters of NFL owners, and it's still not clear if they support it.
The last ditch effort to keep the Raiders in Oakland comes at a time when the team is doing well. The 10-2 team is tied for the second-best record in the NFL.