The San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers have all considered building new stadiums in the desert.
Now, a new report suggests the NFL could have a stadium on the horizon.
The New York Times reported that the NFL is eyeing the possibility of building a stadium in the Las Vegas Desert.
It’s the same region where the Raiders are set to move next season.
The Times reports the team’s owner, Mark Davis, is “considering a stadium move” to the desert in 2019.
That is a year before the Raiders would move to Las Vegas.
The team is in talks with Nevada officials about a new stadium, but that stadium hasn’t yet been announced.
Davis and his wife, Susan, have been a major benefactor to the Nevada economy.
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority, which owns the stadium, is in negotiations to secure funding for the stadium and other infrastructure projects.
The Raiders could relocate to Las the desert if Davis is willing to sell the team to the Raiders.
It will also likely mean that the team won’t be in Las Vegas in 2019, when the Raiders move to the NFL.
The Vegas stadium will be one of the few NFL venues that can accommodate the teams attendance of 40,000 fans.
The NFL has long struggled to find a venue in the Nevada desert, with a lack of infrastructure and an antiquated stadium system.
Davis’ wife, who is also the CEO of the Nevada Lottery, is a longtime supporter of the Raiders and their proposed move to Oakland.