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Mark Davis eyeballs potential stadium location in Concord, California

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A city of 124,000 could be the next home for the Oakland Raiders.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, owner Mark Davis recently toured the Concord Naval Weapons Station on Friday as the potential location for a new stadium.

“He made no commitments, but my feeling, he liked the looks of the property,” Concord Mayor Dan Helix said.

The 5,000-acre facility has been decommissioned and is being cleaned up.

The proximity of the site to the Concord BART line caught the owner’s attention, since 30 percent of the team’s fans use the local subway system to get to the team’s games.

Davis has said he wants to build a new stadium that would hold roughly 58,000.  Oakland is believed to be the first choice, but not much progress has been made.  The Raiders also are believed to be a candidate to return to Los Angeles.

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21 Responses to “Mark Davis eyeballs potential stadium location in Concord, California”
  1. prijak1 says: Oct 6, 2013 12:01 AM

    We do not want the Raiders in L. A. All the fans want everything for free so no money will be made !

  2. i10east says: Oct 6, 2013 12:08 AM

    The Golden State Raiders, and the San Jose 49ers!!!

  3. oaklandraiders666 says: Oct 6, 2013 12:15 AM

    Do it!

  4. duncanthecat says: Oct 6, 2013 12:16 AM

    Concord is a dump of an area which offers no benefit for moving out of Oakland.

    Have they thought about Sacramento?

  5. mullman76 says: Oct 6, 2013 12:35 AM

    A smaller stadium (58K) with more premium seats/suites is the way to go.

    More sellouts, better game experience.

    Win, win.

    Go Raiders

  6. radrntn says: Oct 6, 2013 1:04 AM

    hmmm battle of the former bases…Camp Parks vs the Naval weapons station

  7. upperdecker19 says: Oct 6, 2013 1:15 AM

    What??? Not London?

  8. seniordgaf says: Oct 6, 2013 2:14 AM

    this is definitely better than LA. but they have to be the oakland raiders not the concord raiders doesnt have the same ring

  9. greggfletch1 says: Oct 6, 2013 2:36 AM

    I wonder if he realizes that 29.9% of that 30% does not have a license so its not really an option.

  10. alldonesmith says: Oct 6, 2013 3:32 AM

    Dude’s hair is almost as bad as Donald Trump.

  11. devildog911 says: Oct 6, 2013 3:58 AM

    The Raiders can’t be going to L.A. because the Chargers are moving there next year.

  12. wearethesteelers says: Oct 6, 2013 4:09 AM

    He needs to eyeball a new barbershop.

  13. i, flounder says: Oct 6, 2013 5:51 AM

    with all his money you figure he could get a decent hair cut.

  14. tjjohnson98 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:48 AM

    I think this is a great idea, especially since the Raiders get “Concord” more often than not!

  15. jojopuppyfish says: Oct 6, 2013 7:33 AM

    I lived in LA for 13 years. The first year I lived year was the last year the raiders and the rams were there.
    There were more Raiders fans than Rams fans and many Raider fans took the plane up to Oakland for the games.
    Raiders should move back to LA.

  16. raidernation37 says: Oct 6, 2013 9:12 AM

    Mark Davis rivals Donald Trump for worst haircut of all time

  17. nawlinssaints1956 says: Oct 6, 2013 10:31 AM

    Sacramento is an upgrade from the East Bay? Really?? C’mon, man…

  18. trollhammer20 says: Oct 6, 2013 10:47 AM

    Concord is a metropolis teeming with culture and vivacity compared to Irwindale, where his father once entertained moving the Raiders in the early 1990s.

  19. fumblenuts says: Oct 6, 2013 11:23 AM

    That picture screams….”Tommy want wings.”

  20. stampofdisapproval says: Oct 6, 2013 2:23 PM

    Don’t sell your hair to a wig shop.

  21. yourmomsnewfriend says: Oct 6, 2013 8:18 PM

    Where is he going to get the money? He doesn’t have the wealth, and the remaining equity in the team was leveraged, years ago, by crazy Al. They’re not going to get public money in the impoverished areas from where the Raiders draw their fan-base.

    Seems quite the conundrum. But if Davis Jr. sells the remaining stake in the team, then there would be a chance for the franchise to potentially flourish with better ownership.

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