Raiders Moving To Las Vegas

Intro: For the third time in a little over a year, the NFL has a team relocating. The Oakland Raiders are heading for Las Vegas. When could the Colts be playing the Raiders in the entertainment capital of the world?

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PHOENIX – Las Vegas is the newest home to an NFL team.

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas became official after an overwhelming vote of 31-to-1 by NFL Owners at the League's Annual Meetings.

The Raiders will play in Oakland for the next two seasons with the 2019 season up in the air.

Stadium plans in Las Vegas likely won't see completion until the 2020 season.

After making the playoffs this past season for the first time since 2002, the Raiders will now head back to Oakland to a fan base knowing the team's future will not be in the Bay Area.

The Colts just played in Oakland this past season.

Their next set-in stone road game versus the Raiders will come in 2022.

In 2019, the Colts will host the Raiders.

The teams could still match up in a playoff game and the Colts could travel to Oakland in 2018, if both the Colts and Raiders finish in the same position of their respective divisions next season.

With the Raiders heading for Las Vegas, the NFL has now seen three teams relocate in the past year and a half (the Rams to Los Angeles and the Chargers to Los Angeles).

Stadium issues in Oakland were a major reason why Raiders owner Mark Davis felt a move was necessary. The Oakland Coliseum is one of the more outdated stadiums in the NFL.

Stay tuned to Colts.com for more updates from the League's Annual Meetings.

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