The Raiders will become the second major professional sports franchise to be based in Las Vegas.
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National Football League team owners gave the green light Monday to the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas, paving the way for the building of a $1.9 billion stadium in the U.S. gambling capital.The Raiders will play the 2017, 2018 and possibly 2019 seasons in Oakland before kicking off the 2020 season in Las Vegas, Davis said.The team won two Super Bowl championships in Oakland in 1977 and 1981 and one in Los Angeles in 1984 .The Raiders will become the second major professional sports franchise to be based in Las Vegas.The plan would also have set aside land for the Oakland Athletics baseball team, which currently shares the 51-year-old Oakland Coliseum with the Raiders.
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