Raiders to announce some draft picks from Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) —
Oakland Raiders president Marc Badain says the team will announce its third-day draft picks from the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign next week.
Badain made the announcement Thursday during a gathering of the public entity overseeing the proposed 65,000-seat stadium the team wants to occupy in Las Vegas.
NFL league owners approved the Raiders relocation last month. Badain says the team has received thousands of $100 deposits for personal seat licenses.
Guests of hotels and other lodging facilities in the Las Vegas area covering $750 million of the $1.9 billion project through a room tax increase.
The Raiders won't pay any rent at the new stadium, according to the most recent draft of a lease agreement.