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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban expressed doubt in the Oakland Raiders’ plans to relocate to Las Vegas despite the NFL’s approval.
On ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Cuban was asked by ESPN’s Bob Ley what he thought on the NFL heading to Las Vegas. Here’s a snapshot of what Cuban said.
Cuban was not the biggest fan of the move and expressed skepticism in the Vegas market, claiming it was “smaller” and “transient.”
Typically, a smaller market could make it harder to make money from television deals and impact being able to sell tickets given that there are generally fewer people to sell the product to.
In addition, a transient market causes concern due to the lack of a consistent fan base. As such, the Vegas deal relies on a large portion of fans coming from opposing teams‘ cities to buy tickets.
Cuban went on to criticize the NFL because for “chasing every last dollar and that tends to backfire.”
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.