OnScene: Las Vegas breaks ground on Raiders stadium

The Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas in time for the 2020 NFL season takes another step in that direction with Monday's groundbreaking ceremony for the planned 65,000-seat, $1.9 billion domed stadium near the south end of the Las Vegas Strip on Russell Road, west of Mandalay Bay and Interstate 15.

Raiders owner Mark Davis received 31 of 32 votes for the franchise's relocation at the NFL owners meetings last spring. A $750 million hotel tax was passed by the Nevada state legislature last fall while the Raiders are contributing $500 million and a $650 million loan from Bank of America is also involved. The Raiders will share the stadium with UNLV.

ESPN's Paul Gutierrez and Arash Markazi are reporting from Las Vegas at the ceremony, where Davis and other Raiders personnel are on hand to break ground.

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