THE NFL’S LAST, BEST CHANCE TO SOLVE THE OAKLAND RAIDERS

The Oakland Raiders are one of the NFL’s most storied franchises, biggest headaches, and greatest opportunities. Decades after legendary Raiders owner Al Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles and back, his son Mark has been flirting with a succession of increasingly serious suitors in his search for a new stadium (and, more to the point, the dollars to build it—Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has so far refused to pony up taxpayer funds for the billion-dollar project).

Oakland Raiders mull future, leaving fans on the sideline

A longtime Raiders fan and charter member of Save Oakland Sports, Zelinski began attending Raiders games when he was in elementary school and eventually inherited his father’s season tickets — which were rendered instantly moot when the team moved to Los Angeles in 1982.
Zelinski shelled out thousands of dollars for personal seat licenses when the Raiders returned to Oakland in 1995. Now team owner Mark Davis is making every effort to move the franchise to a proposed $1.9 billion stadium Las Vegas.

IF YOU BUILD IT WE WILL NOT COME!

10,000 SIGNS AND AIRPLANE FLYOVER HIGHLIGHT FANS’ MESSAGE TO RAIDERS TO “STAY IN OAKLAND” AND MAKE CLEAR TO

“LAS VEGAS … IF YOU BUILD IT WE WILL NOT COME!”

OAKLAND (November 5, 2016) — “Stay In Oakland.” “Las Vegas … if you build it, we will not come!”

Las Vegas Raiders? Oakland Raiders? Stadium efforts ramp up in both cities

OAKLAND — If there were a coin toss to sort out the Raiders stadium saga, the coin might well land on its side. In one of the longest NFL team searches for a new home, owner Mark Davis has said he’s committed to moving to Las Vegas if a domed stadium can be built, but in another breath, he hasn’t ruled out remaining in Oakland. And, there’s still a faint option of moving to Los Angeles.

Oakland Raiders have a new home waiting for them in Levi’s Stadium

SAN FRANCISCO — Before his death in October 2011, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis had been trying to solve one of the most difficult sports riddles in California.

How do you build a new NFL stadium in such a fiscally challenged state?

Davis wanted a shiny new facility to replace his old one, which opened in 1966. But another money-saving possibility also attracted his interest. His chief executive, Amy Trask, was having discussions with the San Francisco 49ers about building and sharing a new stadium in the Bay Area.

Oakland has supported and deserves to keep the Raiders and A’S

Oakland and the East Bay should try to mount a last-ditch rally to preserve at least part of its priceless professional sports empire despite some observers declaring that it’s already “game over” to keep the Raiders and A’s.

The Raiders — despite saying for years they want to stay in Oakland — have teamed up with the San Diego Chargers to plan a new stadium in Southern California. As early as next year, the Raiders may once again break the heart of the team’s legendarily loyal Oakland/East Bay fan base as they did in 1982.