The NFL's near-unanimous decision to move the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas will be good for everyone in the long run. While the NFL stands to make a lot of money and gain a new $1.7 billion stadium out of the move, the city's municipalities and residents can also benefit, says Marcus Thompson II in the Mercury News. As it is becoming clear that NFL teams will go wherever the money is, Thompson II argues that fans can take advantage of the NFL's monetary motives and start demanding from the league to actively invest in and contribute to the local communities and municipalities.
The Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas is a bad decision. The team is abandoning their devoted fan base in Oakland for a city made up of tourists who won't be interested in coming out to support an NFL team while on vacation, specifically in Las Vegas where they come for gambling, shows and parties, writes Chris Chase in Fox Sports. Plus, adds Chase, as Sundays - game days - are considered working days in Las Vegas, the stadium will remain empty. This move may also backfire in the short run, as Oakland fans may stop attending games while the team waits for the Las Vegas stadium to be built.