LAS VEGAS — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis was back in Las Vegas on Friday, and it wasn’t for April Fools. He toured UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium and evaluated whether the school could serve as a temporary home for the NFL team if a deal is ultimately reached to construct a new football palace in Sin City.
His attendance on the tour was revealed after a photo was tweeted showing Davis walking with UNLV heavyweights — Sands Casino chairman Sheldon Adelson has proposed the construction of a 65,000-seat stadium that would be shared between the Raiders and UNLV Rebels football team.
Mike Newcomb, executive director of Sam Boyd Stadium, said the 90-minute tour went well, and that Davis left with an overall positive feeling of his team playing football games at the venue. “They’re really excited about Las Vegas,” Newcomb said of the Raiders. “Mr. Davis had never been to Sam Boyd before, and I think he was surprised and excited about how nice it was.”