Oakland could be getting a new stadium

We’ve been hearing rumblings for weeks now that the best location for a new 49ers stadium could be, of all places, Oakland.

And from those rumblings are coming the first hints of reality.  According to Chris Metinko of the Oakland Tribune, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority Board will consider a request for a “feasibility study” regarding the possibility of building a new football stadium next to the place where the Raiders currently play.

The Raiders have been interested in this for a
long time,” Deena McClain, Executive Director of the Authority, told Metinko. 
“This is a more organized look to see what the options are.”

If the 49ers and the Raiders remain in the Bay Area, the league wants the two teams to share a venue.  The proposed site in San Francisco is not, we’re told, economically feasible.  And we’ve heard increased chatter that the Niners’ efforts to build in Santa Clara won’t ultimately succeed without the Raiders playing there, too.

So Oakland might be the best place, no matter how loudly 49ers fans complain.

45 responses to “Oakland could be getting a new stadium

  1. I almost feel sorry for the Niner fans that will have to go to Oaktown, almost.
    I can see it now, lol.

  2. If I was a niner fan… I’d be scared too. The 49ers should stick to Santa Clara or Brokeback Mountain, I mean Candlestick Park. Everyone in the country knows that niner fans are mostly white collar, wine and cheese consuming vegetarians who urinate sitting down. Put those kind of guys in Raiderland is like sending a Chihuahua into a backyard full of Rottweillers.

  3. it’s a perfect spot, it’s right across the bridge from sf, it’s closer than Candlestick! BART is right there, it’s perfect!

  4. Isn’t there a local HS football field with bleachers the Raiders could play in?
    You know, to avoid the blackouts.

  5. i wish oakland would go back to LA. I love the raiders but it does suck to think your gona get robbed every minute your tailgating

  6. Have been to a couple 49’er games @ Candlestick. Have never, and would never go to Oaktown for a Raider game (or 49’er game).
    Would however SERIOUSLY consider stepping up and getting season tickets for 49’ers if they build a stadium in Santa Clara.

  7. Going to Oakland isn’t a big deal…its just across the bay and many 49er fans come from areas outside the city. Going to a new stadium in Oakland is much better than going to Candlestick (The only name it should carry) anyday.

  8. AWESOME! Poor 40-whiner-fans. They will have to bring a change of pants when the go watch their ‘team’ play. Or wear Depends. Bunch of cowards.

  9. The irony? Building a stadium next to the Alameda County Colisuem will have the easiest access for Niner fans than any of the other 3 sites in play, Candlestick, Santa Clara or Hunter’s Point.

  10. The 9ers fans will probably be smart enough to take BART and avoid much contact with Oakland itself.
    I’m not sure a new stadium would pass if it was put to a referendum–which it absolutely should be, if it requires even one more dime of local tax dollars. Then again, since when do the leagues ever factor in the desires of the local public? As long as they can cram in 50,000 people from all over a metropolis of millions of people, they’re happy.
    Now, on the other hand, if the NFL plans to come up with a privately-funded proposal, let ’em do whatever they want. I’m not a fan of either team, despite living here, so I don’t have a vested interest at that point.

  11. As a niner fan I hate the idea, but it is logical from an NFL stand point. I am convinced it will never happen as long as Al Davis is alive, which means it will never happen.

  12. This actually seems like the best solution. As cs_foodie points out, there is BART access to this site, and that trumps a lot in my mind. None of the other proposed sites have that, so a lot of people could avoid the traffic nightmare. This would also be an awesome solution for the Raiders to not have to play on the part baseball diamond – part football field catastrophe. Make it happen!

  13. The Raiders will head to Los Angeles, and the 49ers can have Oakland Virus Venue all to them self.
    Al Davis would not share his venue with the hated yuppies from Frisco.
    No way. It is an insult to him. He detest’s the Pink and Gold.

  14. A perfect “odd couple” marriage. SF’s Felix Unger to Oakland’s Oscar Madison. Neither team has made the playoffs since the 2002 season.

  15. Whiner Fans!!!……
    Bring your cheese, wine, white table cloths, and your life partners! Oh yeah dont forget your bullet proof vests, Army helmets and sherman Tanks, your gonna need em!
    I LOVE IT! Well be waiting for you!!!!!

  16. Wow the 9er fan will be confused, because they will be able to get out of the new stadium parking lot in less than 2 hours!

  17. Is this RaiderRob, Founder of the Hole? Or an imitation RaiderRob? There’s only 1 Raider Rob in my book.

  18. Rumblings? For anyone with a brain this was an obvious solution. If Florio read my comments for the past year, he would have had a clue long ago. Told you so.
    The complete lack of logic surrounding Raiders discussions is a result of blind hate and ignorance.

  19. No need to wet your panties, Niners fans, you can avoid any and all contact with the city of Oakland by taking BART to the Coliseum, walking over the little overpass and straight into the facility. There’s virtually nothing to worry about as you’ll be there with all the other cheese-eating bitches from the across the Bay (why would Raiders fans be at a Niners game?), plus they’ve tightened up security recently so you don’t have to worry about being molested by anyone off the street. It’s truly painless, unless you decide to drive, and even then your biggest worry is the traffic: you pretty much drive directly from the freeway into the venue. It’s not like you’re wandering the Oakland streets trying to avoid being carjacked.

  20. agree in that raiders fans dont show for raiders games. they wont be showing up for niners games at all.
    this stadium would have been a great idea from 1966-2002, and esp from 1976-1996. before 66 and after 02… not so. raiders of late make the niners look good.

  21. Why hasn’t anyone brought up the fact that it’s ridiculous to build a stadium right next to another stadium that’s already there?
    JUST USE THE SAME DAMN STADIUM!
    The Jets and Giants do this.
    Hell, I still think Candlestick is a pretty good stadium. I don’t see what’s so wrong with it.
    And then people wonder why the economy went to shit – it was partly because of excesses like these.

  22. To the Niners fans complaining that their lives will be in danger going to Oakland, there is this fancy new thing out there called BART which would minimize your contact to the city of Oakland.

  23. Mr Merton Shanks,
    I apologize if my humor is below your standard. I beg to differ about the Stadium passing in Santa Clara.
    It is not a slam dunk.
    http://www.santaclaraplaysfair.org/
    All accounts perceive a “No” is coming on the bill.
    So you will have to share a venue with your enemy, or Ed Roski’s venue in the Southland may be an offer the York’s can’t refuse.
    Now go do the Funky Chicken down Polk Street!
    Los Angeles is calling!!!!!

  24. “Hell, I still think Candlestick is a pretty good stadium. I don’t see what’s so wrong with it.”
    The only thing dignified about Candlestick is it’s name, make no mistake; the place is a dump. And a nightmare to get in and out of to boot.

  25. raiders177 your reading comprehension skills are showing – not one Niners fan is saying his life will be in danger.
    It’s also a pretty funny line of attack considering that Candlestick is in BAYVIEW – HUNTER’S POINT. Not exactly Pleasantville out there, nimrods.

  26. WashingtonRedstorms –
    I was wrong. For that, I apologize.
    Santa Clara Plays Fair is the leading opposition to the stadium measure, you are right.
    What was I wrong on? The amount of cash that’s been raised. Seems I was off by about $14,000. Yes – they have only raised EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS. I pay that much to my landlord every month. I would say they don’t have the goods to mount a very serious campaign just yet.
    All accounts do point to a “no” being on the bill. All accounts also point to a “yes” being right on top of the “no” and I’m guessing that will be selected pretty overwhelmingly. Here’s a link of my own:
    http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_14318938?source=rss&nclick_check=1
    Also, here are more exclamation points than you used so I can really drive my point home!!!!!!!!

  27. It’s also a pretty funny line of attack considering that Candlestick is in BAYVIEW – HUNTER’S POINT. Not exactly Pleasantville out there, nimrods.
    Thank you.
    Its already a done deal. The Raiders AND Niners WILL share a venue in 2017. 5 year lease after the last one is over. There arent enough votes or bond money for the proposed Pleasanton Raider alternate site, Nor is their for Santa Clara for Niners IF Raiders dont share site. Its feasibile and there is too much money to gain by having two teams share twice as much revenue in the fifth largest market. The NFL is going to increase the Southern Cal market by one (either Jax or St Louis) and expand the next NFL expansion team either in London or Canada before 2020. Thats why theyve had the London game played and the Rogers Centre game played.
    Book it.

  28. The Notorious V.I.C. says: February 13, 2010 6:16 PM
    Why hasn’t anyone brought up the fact that it’s ridiculous to build a stadium right next to another stadium that’s already there?
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    I think it’s pretty obvious that the Coliseum would be torn down after the new one is complete.

  29. With the Rams being sold and the owner’s promise to stay in St. Louis, the Jacksonville owner’s desire to stay, and Ralph Wilson wanting stay in Buffalo, that leaves a big Bull-Eye on the Raiders return to the new stadium in LA that is already approved. Will AL Davis sell a controlling interest? Who knows, but at his age it makes total sense! That is probably why he won’t.
    It is idoitic for the Raiiders & 49ers not to play in the same stadium that has great Transit!

  30. The Notorious V.I.C. says: February 13, 2010 6:16 PM
    Why hasn’t anyone brought up the fact that it’s ridiculous to build a stadium right next to another stadium that’s already there?
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    I think it’s pretty obvious that the Coliseum would be torn down after the new one is complete.
    —————————————————
    lol

  31. The Niners sharing a stadium with a semi-pro football team? No way it’s gonna happen. 49ers fans have too much pride to be seen in that pit of a place Oakland calls home. I think the 20,000 or so hard core Raiders fans better get used to the idea of their team crawling back to LA where it belongs. It’ll be like they were never here.

  32. # Merton Hanks says: February 13, 2010 7:38 PM
    raiders177 your reading comprehension skills are showing – not one Niners fan is saying his life will be in danger.
    It’s also a pretty funny line of attack considering that Candlestick is in BAYVIEW – HUNTER’S POINT. Not exactly Pleasantville out there, nimrods.
    ______________________________________
    Clearly you haven’t read other posts in topics on this subject. Some Niners fans were saying they’d rather give up their season tickets before going to Oakland.

  33. “It’s also a pretty funny line of attack considering that Candlestick is in BAYVIEW – HUNTER’S POINT. Not exactly Pleasantville out there, nimrods. ”
    You got that right! I grew up in Oakland, spent 25 years there. Park in Hunters Point and if your car IS there a half hour later it will be missing its rims, stereo, and maybe the engine!

  34. Clearly you don’t see that there’s a difference between someone saying they won’t purchase season tickets again and saying his life will be in danger. Again: Candlestick Park is in the Bayview District, not Pacific Heights. There’s a very stark difference in crime rate between those two areas.
    I’m happy to read any links you provide, by the way.

  35. @raidersteve413…your comment about being afraid to be robbed in Oakland is hilarious. You’ve obviously never been to the LA Col. Its in Watts. You think your odds get better in LA? That’s funny. Btw- there isn’t really tailgaiting at the LA Col…you have to park and walk to the venue as it has no parking of its own. You can tailgait on the USC campus and then walk, but its not the same. The thing about tailgaiting in Oakland is that, in general…esp if wearing black and silver…if you’re inside the fence you’re gonna be fine unless you are a loudmouthed jackass who picks his own fights.

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