Published: Wed, May 17, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Mark Cuban: Raiders' Move to Las Vegas Could "Backfire"

Mark Cuban: Raiders' Move to Las Vegas Could

Construction on their new Las Vegas stadium is not expected to conclude until 2020.

Those comments got some play last fall as the National Football League dealt with declining ratings, and now Cuban is back for more in the wake of the NFL's decision to move the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. It wasn't a reflection of what I thought of the area here.

Jeremy Aguero, the principal for Las Vegas-based Applied Analysis, which serves as the authority staff, said late Tuesday that the finishing touches of the deal involved the implementation of language from several sources into the document. However, Hetfield softened up a bit and said that, at the end of the day, he still supports the team the same way he did when they moved Los Angeles.

The NFL's 32 owners voted last March to approve the Raiders owner Mark Davis' proposed move to Las Vegas, citing the lack of a viable plan for a new stadium in Oakland.

"Most of what we're doing right now is just tying down everything to make sure the i's are dotted, t's are crossed", Hill said. Now it's on four days a week.

This isn't the first time that Cuban has criticized the NFL's business acumen.

"I'd just like to have one of these documents put to bed, especially one that's this important", Hill said.

The Raiders finalized their $77.5 million purchase of 62 acres for the stadium near Russell Road and Interstate 15 earlier this month.

Aguero said he expects that all the essential details of the contract will be distributed to authority board members Wednesday so that they'll be prepared to vote at Thursday's meeting at 1 p.m., at the Clark County Government Center. The only item of significance on its agenda is the review and potential approval of the lease.

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