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Raiders file relocation paperwork

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 17:21:06-05

The Raiders are officially set to move from Oakland to Las Vegas. The league announced that the relocation paperwork has been submitted.

"Today, the Oakland Raiders submitted an application to relocate their franchise to Las Vegas, as is provided for under the NFL Policy and Procedures for Proposed Franchise Relocations. The application will be reviewed in the coming weeks by league staff and the Stadium and Finance Committees. The relocation of a franchise requires the affirmative vote of three-quarters of the NFL clubs."

Submitting the relocation papers is the first step in a relocation process. It will not become official until the Raiders receive at least 24 votes from NFL owners. The voting will take place in March at the Annual League Meeting.