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Nevada residents who were on pins and needles awaiting their specialty Tule Springs Fossil Bed license plates are about to be extremely disappointed.

The state has scrapped the specialty plates in favor of ones featuring the Las Vegas Raiders, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Senate Bill 428 commemorating the Fossil Bed had just been passed in March according to the Sun, but has quickly taken a back seat to the priority of driving excitement for the state’s new NFL team.

The bill contains similar language to Bill 283, which opened the door for the production of license plates for Las Vegas’ hockey team, the Golden Knights.

According to the Sun, a fee of $35 will be charged for the Raiders’ plates, followed by a $10 annual renewal fee. Though the plates feature the Raiders, the revenue generated from their sale will go towards the Ice Age Park Foundation, in support of the Tule Springs State Park, which has yet to be constructed, according to the report.

The committee passed the amendment to the bill in a vote of 4-1, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Although the Raiders likely won’t be in town until around 2020, the state is wasting no time generating as much hype as possible around their two new sports franchises.