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.