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The Oakland Raiders might have to wait one more year until they head to Las Vegas. They were originally expected to move in 2020 to Sin City, but now it is looking like the move will be pushed back one more year.
The Raiders currently do not have a lease agreement and one needs to be agreed upon before construction of the stadium can begin.
Once there is an agreement, it still must be approved by the NFL owners, which can only be done at an NFL owners meeting.
There is an owners meeting May 22-23, but not again until October, per NBC Sport’s Scott Bair.
“If you miss the May deadline and push to October, we would lose a year,” Raiders President Marc Badain said after a Las Vegas Stadium Authority board meeting Thursday.
Seven days is an extremely short window to finalize a lease of this magnitude, but it may be the deadline the Raiders are facing if they still desire a 2020 move-in date.
Facing multiple seasons without a planned temporary home isn’t an ideal situation, however, Raiders owner Mark Davis will not be without options to rent out space.
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.