Report: Raiders owner Mark Davis meets with key Las Vegas stadium backer

The O.co Coliseum is seen in Oakland, Calif. in this undated image. (KGO-TV)

Raiders' owner Mark Davis met with Sands Casino chair Sheldon Adelson about a new stadium, to lure the Raiders away from Oakland, according to a report by ABC affiliate KTNV.

KTNV also reports Adelson would not budge on asking for $750 million from a special tax. A meeting will take place Friday on whether Nevada lawmakers should consider that plan.

The Raiders filed for three trademarks to the phrase "Las Vegas Raiders" last month. The trademarks seek to allow the team to own the exclusive right to use the name for sporting events as well as sell everything from helmets to swimsuits to ear muffs with the phrase on it.

The team did not seek to trademark a logo related to the prospective move.

RELATED: Raiders paying much more to stay put at Oakland Coliseum

Last month, outgoing U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he would support a new domed football stadium that could bring the team to town. The project, which is backed by the Raiders, Las Vegas Sands and a realtor, would cost an estimated $2 billion, with money from a new visitor's tax also proposed to finance the structure.

After losing out on going to Los Angeles, the Raiders have a one-year lease to play this season at the O.co Coliseum.

An NHL expansion team will begin play in Las Vegas beginning in the 2017-18 season.

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ESPN has contributed to this report
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