This may answer any questions you have about whether or not there was any substance to the rumors of the Raiders moving from Oakland to Las Vegas.
Forbes reported that the Raiders filed trademark applications for “Las Vegas Raiders.” The report says the application was made with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and covers “a variety of goods and service classifications, were filed with an intent to use the mark in commerce in the future.”
That doesn’t guarantee the Raiders are moving, but there are renderings for a stadium in Vegas:
Just days ago, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid voiced support for a Raiders stadium.
“I think it would be great if the Raiders came to Las Vegas,” Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I think it would be great that the most successful convention and visitors authority got the help that they need. So I hope they both get help. We’ll see.”
Indeed, we’ll see if the Chiefs will one day play road games in Las Vegas. The Raiders, who once moved to Los Angeles and played there from 1982-94, have been unhappy with their current digs at O.co Coliseum.