LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Oakland Raiders will now be known as the Las Vegas Raiders.
The announcement was made Wednesday during a special press conference in front of Allegiant Stadium. The press conference was attended by team owner Mark Davis, Gov. Steve Sisolak and current and former players. Gov. Sisolak proclaimed Jan. 22 as Las Vegas Raiders Day.
Davis thanked the construction workers who have been working on the new stadium for the team. He also announced that Las Vegas Raiders gear will be unveiled at the NFL Draft.
Sources tell 13 Action News that official Las Vegas Raiders gear will be released around the week of the NFL Draft.
The NFL officially approved the Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas in March 2017 and the Silver and Black set up business operations in Southern Nevada immediately, including a robust community initiatives effort that has immersed the Raiders in the Las Vegas Community.
The organization will base their training and business operations in Henderson and play their home games at Allegiant Stadium, located on the South end of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. With construction scheduled for completion in 2020, Allegiant Stadium will become a global events destination highlighted by the arrival of the NFL’s iconic Raiders. Allegiant Stadium will be ideally located for both visitors and locals, fully enclosed and climate controlled with a capacity of 65,000.
It was announced on Tuesday that the 2020 NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas.