LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have been officially renamed the Las Vegas Raiders.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak unveiled the Raiders’ new name alongside owner Mark Davis at a news conference Wednesday at Allegiant Stadium.
Sisolak read a proclamation at the announcement, officially calling Jan. 22 “Las Vegas Raiders Day” in the state of Nevada.
“The Raiders were born in Oakland and played 13 seasons in LA. Both cities will always be part of our DNA,” Davis said. “But today, we begin a new chapter in our storied history.”
The team, founded in 1960, has won three Super Bowls in its 60-year history.
The NFL officially approved the Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas in March 2017.
The Raiders will base their training and business operations in Henderson and play their home games at 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium, located on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
Installation of a translucent roof for the $2 billion football stadium being built for the Raiders is months behind schedule, but officials say it should be ready by the start of next season.
The roof had been scheduled for completion last fall. Installation is now expected in May.
Officials say the stadium is still on track to open July 31, in time to host its first event Aug. 16.
Construction began in September 2017.
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