The Vegas Golden Knights released a statement today in light of the news that the NFL's Oakland Raiders will be moving to Las Vegas for the 2019 season.
The news became official Monday after NFL owners voted 30-1 at the Annual League Meeting to approve the Raiders' proposal to relocate to Las Vegas.
Golden Knights owner, Chairman and CEO Bill Foley released these comments in a statement put out by the club:
"On behalf of the entire Vegas Golden Knights family, I would like to welcome and congratulate Mark Davis and the Oakland Raiders on their relocation to the great city of Las Vegas.
"It truly is an exciting time to be from Las Vegas. There is only a select group of cities in North America that are home to both an NHL and an NFL franchise and Vegas is now one of them. This alone should be a great source of pride for our community and our fans.
"Las Vegas has always been one of the most popular destination cities in the world and it is now emerging as a premier location for major league professional sports."
The Raiders will remain in Oakland until 2019, giving the Golden Knights two full seasons of exclusivity as the only professional sports franchise in the city.
The Golden Knights' inaugural season begins in October.