Fans say they won't give up on the Raiders following Nevada stadium vote

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The Raiders stadium plan passed its second major hurdle in the Nevada Legislature but fans won't give up on their beloved Silver and Black. (KGO-TV)

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Nevada lawmakers approved a Las Vegas stadium deal for the Raiders on Friday, but don't count on the Oakland team leaving just yet.

The vote happened just hours before Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's annual State of the City speech. Her office says there weren't any plans to talk about the Raiders in the address.

The move by Nevada lawmakers isn't shaking Oakland Raiders fan Ray Perez.

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"I'm confident that the city of Oakland can get something done and the Raiders can stay here in Oakland," he said.

Nevada lawmakers approved spending $750 million in public funds to build a stadium in Las Vegas.

"There's no need for fans to cry," said Perez. "I think if anything if you're a fan you should look at Las Vegas and say thank goodness that our city government isn't waging our future for a billionaire like Las Vegas."

Nevada's governor still needs to sign the bill. Three-quarters of NFL owners also need to okay the deal. The owners will meet Tuesday in Houston.

"The only time Raider fans should be worried is if the National Football League gives a clear and unequivocal sign that Las Vegas is a very real alternative," said Oakland vlogger Zennie Abraham. "And that has not happened."

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In a statement, Raiders owner Mark Davis said:

"All parties have worked extremely hard to develop and approve this tremendous stadium project that will serve as a proud new home for the entire Raider Nation."

Members of Save Oakland Sports say they are upset with Davis for turning his back on the city.

Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo confirms that representatives from the DeBartolo Group met with Oakland city officials Thursday and Friday to discuss developing land at the Oakland Coliseum and maybe even developing a new stadium.

Eddie DeBartolo is the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers. Gallo says the news is extremely positive, he just wishes it had come earlier.

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