Photo via Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
The Oakland Raiders were approved for relocation to Las Vegas by the NFL owners on March 27 in a 31-1 vote.
For most people, that would signal the end of ever seeing the Raiders find a long-term solution in Oakland. However, for the Raider Nation diehards in the Bay Area, the fight will not end until the day they see a Raiders football game at their expected new stadium in Vegas.
A group of fans and civic leaders have put together a legal team, via the Mercury News’ Elliot Almond, to see what fight they can put up against the team leaving the city of Oakland for the second time.
Here is a detailed account of the legal representation, per well-known Raiders fan Dr. Death.
For immediate release pic.twitter.com/vSKX8YZ1QQ
— Dr.Death (@26DrDeath) June 9, 2017
Who knows what this group will be able to accomplish, for the NFL usually does whatever it pleases since they have 32 billionaires at their disposal.
Nonetheless, this is what makes the Oakland fan base special as they will never give up in a fight until the dire end, much like the football team we saw on the field in 2016.
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.