The Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas in time for the 2020 National Football League season takes another step in that direction with today's groundbreaking ceremony for the planned 65,000-seat, $1.9 billion domed stadium near the Las Vegas Strip.
Crews will break ground on the Raiders' $1.9 billion stadium on Monday, per KLAS-TV in Las Vegas.
But, the structure of the stadium will not begin to take shape until 2018. The Raiders are limited to pre-construction work until the team finalizes an agreement with Las Vegas officials.
The proposed location for the new stadium is 62.5 acres site that is situated near Interstate 15 by the Las Vegas McCarran Airport and the Las Vegas Strip. They have called Oakland home since January 1960 with the majority of that time spent at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum while also spending a brief period in Los Angeles (1982-1994).