Raiders owner Mark Davis has repeatedly said that he wants Oakland to address the team’s stadium situation sooner rather than later, especially since the Raiders signed a one-year Band-Aid stadium lease through 2014.
Davis apparently has gotten the city’s attention.
Via SportsBusiness Daily, the Oakland A’s hope to sign a 10-year lease to remain at the outdated, sewage-ridden (at times) Coliseum. Oakland, however, hopes to work something out with the Raiders first.
The A’s would pay little rent and would make $10 million to $12 million in improvements, including a new scoreboard and a ribbon scoreboard between the two decks.
The Raiders presumably want their own place. Davis has called the presence of a dirt infield in the only venue shared with the local baseball team “a travesty.”
Some Raiders fans would say it’s fitting, given the franchise’s performance over the last decade.