After missing out in Los Angeles, it appears talk of the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas is serious, because they have filed for trademarks.
This week, the team filed three trademarks for the phrase “Las Vegas Raiders”, seeking to give the team the exclusive right to use the name for sporting events and to sell merchandising.
On Tuesday (Aug. 23), outgoing Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said he would support a new domed football stadium to bring the team to Las Vegas, reports ESPN. The project — backed by the Raiders, Las Vegas Sands Corporation and a real estate agency — would cost an estimated $2 billion.
After losing out on Los Angeles, the Raiders have a one-year lease to play this season at the O.co Coliseum.