All teams go through various ideas to generate more money for their franchise. Some teams need a new quarterback. Some teams need a new uniform. The Las Vegas Raiders needed a new tand new stadium.
The 2020 season will be the first football season in Las Vegas. The Raiders played in Oakland since 1995, but their new market appears to be already filling the pockets of the Raiders franchise according to inside sources.
According to Scott Gulbransen of Sports Radio 1140, the Raiders moved up from 32nd in the NFL to the Top 3 in corporate partnerships.
The move to Sin City appears to be working in the eye of a business standpoint. With the move to a new stadium, multiple corporate giants have partnered with the team.
Among those partners include Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts, Reyes Coca Cola, Twitch, Credit One Bank, America First Credit Union, Allegiant, Cox, M Resort, Intermountain Health, San Manuel Casino, and Ford.
The only roadblock that can halt the team’s process if COVID-19 stops construction on the stadium. The Raiders already have a backup plan for a home stadium if that is the case.
According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, one of those options could be San Diego, Phoenix, or Salt Lake City if construction is pushed into the fall.
“Before signing their final lease with the Oakland Coliseum last offseason, the Raiders investigated options that included playing games in Salt Lake City, Phoenix and San Diego, and it is realistic to think that all of those options could be resurrected,” said Bonsignore. “A person close to the situation, however, indicated that scenario remains the most unlikely and would only be triggered in an absolute worst-case scenario.”