Oakland Raiders Owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

As the Raiders prepare to say a long goodbye to Oakland, they are immersing themselves in their new home in Las Vegas

Long before Las Vegas emerged as a viable landing spot for Mark Davis and his Oakland Raiders and the state of Nevada pledged $750 million to help build them a stadium and the NFL approved the Silver and Black’s relocation here, the Raiders owner was already pointed in Southern Nevada’s direction.