Raiders To Host NFL Draft Party In Las Vegas Next Week
The Raiders will "hold an NFL Draft event at the iconic 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign near The Strip on the third day of the draft." A team spokesperson said that they also will "host a draft event in Oakland" next Thursday for the first round. Holding a draft party -- "albeit on Day 3 of the draft -- is a bit awkward considering the Raiders are set to play" in the Oakland-Aladema County Coliseum for at least two more seasons. There is "still fervor among Bay Area folks over the move, and this doesn’t help" (EASTBAYTIMES.com, 4/20). ESPN's Jim Trotter wrote this is just "twisting the knife" with Oakland Raiders fans (TWITTER.com, 4/20).