Oakland Raiders Looking at Possible Move to Las Vegas

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Oakland Raiders fan Eric Carrillo of Nevada arrives at a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV to see Raiders owner Mark Davis on April 28, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said Thursday that he wants to move the franchise to Las Vegas to play in a proposed $1.3-billion domed stadium.

Davis made the comments during a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

“We want to turn the silver state into the silver and black state,” he told the 11-member group.

Davis said the Raiders would contribute $500 million toward the project backed by billionaire Sheldon Adelson if public financing is approved.

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