Raiders file paperwork to move to Las Vegas

FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to make a big move that will undoubtedly be controversial with fans.

According to The Associated Press, the Oakland Raiders filed official forms Thursday to move the football franchise from Oakland to Las Vegas. The team has not been able to secure a satisfactory stadium option in Oakland, prompting the desire to move, according to sources.


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The Raiders will need to gain the support of 24 NFL team owners to make the move official. That vote would occur in the spring. 

The Chargers announced recently that the team is moving from San Diego to Los Angeles, giving the city two NFL teams after having no team for 20 years. The St. Louis Rams relocated to L.A. for the 2016 season.

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