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Watch as Raiders Officially Introduce Team to Las Vegas in Hype Video

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IJanuary 22, 2020

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 20:  A detailed view of an Oakland Raiders helmet prior to a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 20, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Packers defeated the Raiders 42-24.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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The Oakland Raiders are, for the second time, no more.

The franchise announced its official transition to the Las Vegas Raiders with a Twitter video Wednesday afternoon:

Las Vegas Raiders @Raiders

Introducing your Las Vegas Raiders. #RaiderNation https://t.co/nctLjrdfbi

NFL @NFL

Introducing the Las Vegas @Raiders. #RaiderNation https://t.co/4lGMJChSLU

The introduction involved Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Raiders owner Mark Davis addressing a crowd outside Allegiant Stadium, the team's new home: 

Las Vegas Raiders @Raiders

"I do hereby proclaim January 22, 2020, as the day to celebrate the renaming of the Las Vegas Raiders." — @GovSisolak https://t.co/gcgOCgn73R

Las Vegas Raiders @Raiders

"Today we begin a new chapter in our storied history." Owner Mark Davis makes it official. #RaiderNation https://t.co/GnqvH0LU7t

Former and current Raiders helped to, literally, put the franchise's stake into Las Vegas:

Las Vegas Raiders @Raiders

Staking our claim. Raiders players from the past and present help make it official. https://t.co/3xvygRQUzv

The Raiders first relocated from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982. They stayed in L.A. through the 1994 campaign before returning to Oakland. 

The Raiders played their final home game on Dec. 15. The Jacksonville Jaguars left a bitter taste at the RingCentral Coliseum by mounting a 20-16 comeback victory. Fans expressed their displeasure by booing and throwing trash onto the field. 

The Raiders, who finished 7-9 this season, haven't made the playoffs since 2016. 

Wednesday's announcement coincided with the Raiders' last Super Bowl title in 1983:

Las Vegas Raiders @Raiders

On this date 36 years ago.... Silver and Black magic was made in Tampa. 🏆 https://t.co/tgG0vBrc5L

The Raiders will hope to return to glory in Las Vegas. 

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