Blank: Need data that Vegas can back NFL team

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ATLANTA — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank understands the allure of having an NFL franchise in Las Vegas, but Blank said he wants to make sure the city is fully committed to supporting a team before he can advocate such a move.

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis made clear his intentions to relocate the team to Las Vegas. Such a transition would depend on approval from at least 24 of the 32 league owners, whenever it comes to vote.

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There are still several hurdles to be cleared, but the Oakland Raiders’ fascination with Las Vegas is no passing fancy.

“I think whether or not there are enough people in Las Vegas to support a team is a question,” Blank told ESPN.com Friday. “I haven’t seen the data on that to support it or not support it. It’s certainly a dynamic market. It’s a growth market. It’s got tremendous tourism; a lot of convention business. So it’s certainly a consideration. We’ll see what the facts bare.

“I …

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