BEFORE THERE WAS RAIDER NATION…A HISTORY OF PRO FOOTBALL IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY

The Raiders will be kicking off in one of the most expensive stadiums on earth beginning in 2020. Many local residents may be surprised to learn that the city has already served as home to professional football which was not played in indoor soccer-sized arenas. In 1994, the Canadian Football League expanded into the United States, placing a franchise in Sacramento. The following year, three more American teams were added, including the Las Vegas Posse. Coached by Ron Meyer, former head coach at UNLV and two NFL teams, the Posse played their home games at Sam Boyd.

Raiders’ move could boost housing market

The Raiders’ plan to move to Las Vegas could give a boost to sales and pricing to the city’s high-rise market and other housing product types across the valley. The team’s ownership and some of its fan base have already shown interest in purchasing or have already purchased in Las Vegas.

A 10-COUNT FOR BOXING?

Quick, name the heavyweight champion of the world. Still thinking on that one? OK, try naming another boxing belt holder in any weight group (don’t forget, Floyd Mayweather is retired, at least for now). That is boxing’s current popularity problem in a nutshell. The answer to that first question is Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder, depending on which governing body one prefers.