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Raiders’ stadium has sewage issues

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Maybe they should call it the Brown Hole.

The Coliseum, the last of the shared MLB-NFL venues, has a plumbing problem.  As explained by Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group, the baseball clubhouses were flooded on Sunday.  With sewage.

The good news?  it gives news meaning to “let’s play two.”  The bad news?  The outdated structure (which opened in 1966) now officially stinks, in more ways that one.

“It smelled some,” A’s first baseman Brandon Moss said. “No big deal.  It’s the kind of thing that could happen anywhere.”

It could, but it seems to happen only to the A’s.

Both the A’s and the Raiders want a new facility.  The Raiders could play their games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, but neither the Raiders nor the 49ers seem to be interested in sharing a venue.

Coincidentally (or not), the building is managed by AEG, the same company that wants to build an NFL stadium in L.A. and lure an NFL team there.

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  1. hidden202 says: Jun 17, 2013 9:19 PM

    No wonder the Raiders produce a losing record year in and year out. Something is in the water!

  2. germanstingray says: Jun 17, 2013 9:20 PM

    Al Davis lives!

  3. onebucplace says: Jun 17, 2013 9:23 PM

    I only clicked on this article because I thought it was about Robin Quivers.

  4. wamj2008 says: Jun 17, 2013 9:24 PM

    I would make a joke about the team on the field, but they do have Flynn. I was there rooting for the Pack when they played the Patriots on a cold December evening and almost pulled off the upset. Good luck, Matt. Flynn it to win it, baby!

  5. robgilman says: Jun 17, 2013 9:26 PM

    Still better than qualcomm

  6. stanleyhandyman says: Jun 17, 2013 9:27 PM

    Just talked to a plumber that was there, he told me its not sewage its just the team.

  7. ravensfansc says: Jun 17, 2013 9:28 PM

    This is too easy, the jokes can practically write themselves.

  8. vincentvega513 says: Jun 17, 2013 9:29 PM

    Too easy..

  9. acdrew22 says: Jun 17, 2013 9:30 PM

    hmm.. conspiracy?

  10. sdcameron says: Jun 17, 2013 9:32 PM

    Kind of fitting for the Raiders

  11. prideandpoise says: Jun 17, 2013 9:32 PM

    With the Warriors set to move to SF and the A’s eyeing San Jose, it’s up to the City of Oakland to appease the only team that wants to stay in Oakland and partner with Mark Davis and other possible investors to fund a new stadium at the current site.

    The plan would be to surround it with restaurants and hotels similar to L.A. Live and rejuvenate the East Bay. If the City doesn’t pony up and act soon, Oakland may soon be without a professional franchise.

  12. pettergriffen says: Jun 17, 2013 9:33 PM


  13. vertskate900 says: Jun 17, 2013 9:33 PM

    Commitment to excrement!

  14. pettergriffen says: Jun 17, 2013 9:34 PM

    I can only imagine what cleverness is going to be posted for this column

  15. snap0179 says: Jun 17, 2013 9:38 PM

    Not only does the product on the field stink…

  16. staffordsyear says: Jun 17, 2013 9:40 PM

    Sounds about right.

  17. alswingman says: Jun 17, 2013 9:43 PM

    Could there be any better evidence the Raiders stink?

  18. radrntn says: Jun 17, 2013 9:47 PM

    lets not forget about the warriors as well. Anybody who thinks you can just go build a venue on the waterfront on SF bay is smoking something. How many environmentalist groups are there in SF. (probably more than anywhere else in the world)

    Either Oakland has to step it up and commit on existing site, or Alameda County ought to just go all in on the camp parks site in Dublin for all 3 teams.

  19. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 17, 2013 9:47 PM

    Oakland was flooded with sewage. Just a passing summer shower and cleanup should begin soon.

  20. pinchekeith says: Jun 17, 2013 9:47 PM

    dammit…Florio is back

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 17, 2013 9:50 PM

    Turned out to be a broken drinking fountain from up the street.

  22. onebucplace says: Jun 17, 2013 9:57 PM

    Hey the article said “The Black Hole” originally, was it changed because it was deemed offensive by someone? My earlier comment makes no sense now.

  23. rdav29 says: Jun 17, 2013 9:58 PM

    Lloyd Christmas!

  24. rajbais says: Jun 17, 2013 10:06 PM

    Okay NFL!

    Now can you let the Raiders move to L.A. with Mark Davis as the owner???

    What the hell!!! He’s had to endure enough as a stadium tenant in order for the East Bay to have the Raiders.

    I mean there are worse owners than him like Jerry Jones and Woody Johnson.

    Those two aren’t even trying that hard to be good, but Mark has to suffer???

    Mark is doing the best with the mess he currently has … and I’m not just talking about the sewage!!!

  25. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Jun 17, 2013 10:06 PM

    Even the Raiders know it is far better to have a Royal Flush than a Full House…

  26. wisewoo says: Jun 17, 2013 10:11 PM

    Yes… Its called the Raiders.

  27. vipod4ever says: Jun 17, 2013 10:13 PM

    It’s a make or break decision for a town that built the ships that won the Pacific. Remember, your ignorance to post these messages is possible because of a working town like the Oakland’s of America. The Raiders & A’s are part of the fabric of the town…I hope they get their respective stadiums.

  28. rajbais says: Jun 17, 2013 10:14 PM

    Mike Silver may been cute (and funny) when likening Mark Davis to Tommy Boy, but Tommy never had to go through this.

  29. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 17, 2013 10:17 PM

    Its just sh*t, baby!

  30. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Jun 17, 2013 10:17 PM

    I thought this article was going to be about their quarterback situation.

  31. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 17, 2013 10:18 PM

    Basil, this stadium smells like sh*t! A bit nutty!

  32. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 17, 2013 10:18 PM

    Can you smell what the Hole is cookin’?

  33. maiphatdong says: Jun 17, 2013 10:19 PM

    the entire city is an overflowing toilet bowl

  34. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 17, 2013 10:20 PM

    Its just Goodell’s new ploy to “enhance the stadium experience.” Smell-o-vision!

  35. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 17, 2013 10:21 PM

    Rob Ryan left a delayed blast brownie it the pipes. Took a few years, but it finally did the job.

  36. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 17, 2013 10:22 PM

    Raiders of the Lost Fart. (I know, its a stretch)

  37. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 17, 2013 10:23 PM

    Somebody should have flushed the qb out of the pocket, if ya know what I mean!

  38. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 17, 2013 10:23 PM

    Wow, sounds like the Browns are trapped in Cleveland & Oakland!

  39. rajbais says: Jun 17, 2013 10:27 PM

    “Coincidentally (or not), the building is managed by AEG, the same company that wants to build an NFL stadium in L.A. and lure an NFL team there.”

    Yes, even with that bogus, no-public money momentum that AEG had there was still talk of the NFL not wanting Mark Davis to be with the Raiders. Even though no specific reason was listed and presently AEG and Davis still remain together.

  40. modellforprez says: Jun 17, 2013 10:27 PM

    now i would pay to read some of these comments which i have yet to do so lets get at it

  41. raiderinvader says: Jun 17, 2013 10:29 PM

    @ravensfansc-ravens fans are such trolls.they are
    Cheap shots on raiders posts.your fans are so fake.I’ve lived
    In the Baltimore area my whole life i never knew ravens fans before they won the first super bowl.your fan vase is extremely uneducated when it comes to football.get a life

  42. vincentbojackson says: Jun 17, 2013 10:32 PM

    The Raider’s should add a second eye patch to their pirate logo (and maybe add a clothes pin to his nose).

  43. duncanthecat says: Jun 17, 2013 10:32 PM

    How fitting for the City of Oakland. Is there anything they do that is well handled?


  44. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jun 17, 2013 10:32 PM

    The Black Hole’s b-holes are turning the Oakland Coliseum into a s*ithole.

  45. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jun 17, 2013 10:33 PM

    In some perverse and vile way, this story qualifies to re-start the Turd Watch.

  46. steelers88 says: Jun 17, 2013 10:42 PM

    Just move the team to L.A. ALREADY! I mean who really wants to play in Oakland? Professional baseball and Football players don’t deserve these kind of facilities.

  47. raiderssf says: Jun 17, 2013 10:43 PM

    If Zak Gilbert was not fired as the Raiders PR guy maybe this would not have happened. Sorry, tried to go for the less obvious joke. Jokes aside, the Raiders need a new stadium in the SF East Bay. They are the Oakland Raiders and all efforts should be made by the Raider ownership, the Raidernation, the NFL and the East Bay communities to maintain that.

  48. breakingb says: Jun 17, 2013 10:50 PM

    Matt Ryan is shocked!

  49. larrydavid7000 says: Jun 17, 2013 10:55 PM

    just stink baby just stink.!!!!!

  50. mrlaloosh says: Jun 17, 2013 11:06 PM

    Vertskate900, I choked on my vodka! Stop it!

  51. raiderapologist says: Jun 17, 2013 11:23 PM

    Well, it is baseball season, but feel free to reach for that turd in your Raider joke box. Florio sure did.

  52. seaeagle707 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:25 PM

    So “that’s” where he hid his private stash of Purple Drank! No wonder that player was so blasé about the backup inside………Aha!!!

  53. kenstabler says: Jun 17, 2013 11:35 PM

    Mike, come on? So many bigger issues like Kraft getting Putined for a non deserving ring. Why are you fueling the fire here. Was this really news, or your typical flush to the Raider Nation?

    The Brown Hole, really funny. Laughing so hard, was funny really.

    I guess we all have to find some (crap) to write before the season starts.

    The Raiders could be a surprise team this year, despite the sewage of the past, and the sewage you are trying to spill on this team with this article.

    I hope the team reads this, and knows they have to rise above the brown ashes, and rebuild one of the greatest franchises in sports history.. No one wants to be called sh##, or play on it. But if you want to play on sh##, come on, I will kick your butt on Cow/dog/any/, Sh##. Bring it on.

    That is my Raiders.

  54. spideysdog says: Jun 17, 2013 11:36 PM

    sounds like the Raiders Mt. Rushmore was released a litte early

  55. natijim235 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:40 PM

    the crap on the field stinks too

  56. brysong says: Jun 17, 2013 11:49 PM

    It’s official, the Raiders are so s***ty that its begun to seep into other sports.

  57. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 17, 2013 11:58 PM

    Coincidentally (or not) the building is managed by AEG, which is the expression often heard after a particularly large and difficult bowel movement. The sort that can clog sewer pipes.

  58. southpaw79 says: Jun 18, 2013 12:18 AM

    Their going for two!

  59. jdubb84 says: Jun 18, 2013 12:25 AM

    Hahaha where do u even start with the insults

  60. indychiefsfan says: Jun 18, 2013 1:49 AM

    I thought Jamarcus was cut a few seasons ago?

  61. briscocountyjr says: Jun 18, 2013 2:04 AM

    It’s just the raiders grand re-opening of their brand. Here’s to another toilet-bowl run! Don’t believe me? Watch their season.

  62. prijak1 says: Jun 18, 2013 2:52 AM

    This is not a surprise ! Of course it’s the low life raiders … They are a sh@! Team just the fans too they are a piece of sh?t ….

  63. greyhawk9 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:18 AM

    now its a literal stench that comes from the stadium

  64. greyhawk9 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:20 AM

    i knew they should have drafted a plumber in the 4th

  65. prijak1 says: Jun 18, 2013 10:09 AM

    They will use this crap as stick’em …… LOL …. This proves the Raiders and the loser low life fans are a joke in the sports world….

  66. prijak1 says: Jun 18, 2013 10:11 AM

    This proves the so called Black Hole is full of human waste…. The Loser Raiders need to draft a plumber in the free agent market ….. this team stinks

  67. tdk24 says: Jun 18, 2013 11:12 AM

    I knew baseball was a $hitty game.

  68. MyTeamsAllStink says: Jun 18, 2013 12:42 PM

    Technically couldntnthenhealthmdepartment shut down the coliseum?They do serve food there.and this is clearly a health violation.

  69. prijak1 says: Jun 18, 2013 12:54 PM

    Yes this is a health code violation….. I bet they have vermin droppings everywhere too….

  70. jjackwagon says: Jun 19, 2013 9:17 AM

    And all these years I have been calling it the Black Stool just to piss off Raider fans…who knew?

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