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Raiders, Oakland to work on a lease for 2016

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With Los Angeles closed (for now) to the Raiders and no other immediate options available for a team that currently has no lease to play anywhere, the Raiders will soon try to work out a deal to extend their stay in Oakland by at least another year.

Via Matt Artz and Rebecca Parr of the Bay Area News Group, a meeting is set for Monday.

“The Raiders and ourselves have agreed to sit down and have discussions about a lease extension,” Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority executive director Scott McKibben recently said.

McKibben will meet with Raiders president Marc Badain, and the negotiations will remain confidential.

“We will talk to the press once we have something to talk about,” McKibben said.

The Raiders will have a chance to move to L.A. with the Rams if the Chargers choose not to do so. The Chargers have until January 15, 2017 to make a decision.

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  1. thesmartest1 says: Jan 23, 2016 6:52 PM

    If they have to pay $550 million I’m pretty sure they’re going to San Antonio instead of sharing anything.

  2. floratiotime says: Jan 23, 2016 6:53 PM

    Still time to bilk a few millions out of the poor and middle class fans.

  3. seatownballers says: Jan 23, 2016 6:54 PM

    Biggest joke is that Coliseum needs massive repairs, and the owner would rather pay $550 mill to move.
    Remodel the dump

  4. boknowsall says: Jan 23, 2016 6:59 PM

    California Raiders. Chargers move to LA, play at Qualcomm, build a stadium in Northern San Diego county. The Raiders would out draw the Rams/Chargers in LA. The only true and loyal fan base in Southern Cal are the Raiders fans!!!

  5. raiderssf says: Jan 23, 2016 6:59 PM

    Stay in Oakland.

  6. beattention says: Jan 23, 2016 7:04 PM

    I keep waiting for the raiders to play in Moscow but I guess that’s out.

  7. slick50ks says: Jan 23, 2016 7:20 PM

    This is just embarrassing.

  8. tooz72 says: Jan 23, 2016 7:26 PM

    slick50ks says:
    Jan 23, 2016 7:20 PM
    This is just embarrassing.

    not as embarrassing as not winning a SB since 1970

  9. bmack1224 says: Jan 23, 2016 7:39 PM

    ☝️ If you gonna Crack Jokes on the Raiders Atleast Get ya Facts Straight, They Last Won a Super Bowl in 83..

  10. raiderrob21 says: Jan 23, 2016 7:44 PM

    thesmartest1 says:
    Jan 23, 2016 6:52 PM
    If they have to pay $550 million I’m pretty sure they’re going to San Antonio instead of sharing anything.

    If they intend go to San Antonio or anywhere else other than Oakland or the Bay Area, they have to pay the $550 Mill

  11. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 23, 2016 7:47 PM

    The coliseum is a complete dump. If anyone should be moving it’s the Raiders. An infield for half the season? A stadium in a giant parking lot with nothing around. A basketball AND baseball team both getting new, state of the art facilities.

    The way the Raiders have been treated has been crap. 5 win college teams have better stadiums than the Coliseum.

  12. stacanova says: Jan 23, 2016 7:54 PM

    550 Million was specifically for LA.
    The relocation fee to move to another city would be determined on market value and theoretically could be waived entirely.

    It is way more complicated than slapping a coat of paint on the Coliseum.
    The plumbing can’t be fixed because some of it is encased in concrete.
    Sharing with a Baseball team seams at the heart of most of the issues as well.

    Then you have Oaklands attendance, which manages to stay near or at the bottom of the league even with the 2 nd cheapest ticket in the NFL.

    You also have the Oakland fans only purchasing 30,000 PSLs when they returned in 1995, the City needed and planned to sell 45,000. The inability to sell those and the accumulating interest, is why there is still debt on the last Coliseum remodel. It would have been paid for already had more fans purchased those. Since they didn’t, the City & County has paid enough in extra interest that they could have just built a brand new stadium when the Raiders returned.

  13. tooz72 says: Jan 23, 2016 7:57 PM

    bmack1224 says:
    Jan 23, 2016 7:39 PM
    ☝️ If you gonna Crack Jokes on the Raiders Atleast Get ya Facts Straight, They Last Won a Super Bowl in 83..

    talking about the Chefs, genius

  14. timotheewhealon says: Jan 23, 2016 8:04 PM

    Only 30,000 fans bought PSL’s out of a predicted 45,000?! Sounds like there are a lot of smart Raiders fans after all!

  15. jr4real says: Jan 23, 2016 8:07 PM

    Raiders to London. Via sale.

  16. philyeagles5 says: Jan 23, 2016 8:08 PM

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Oakland told the Raiders to shove it?

  17. dogsweat9 says: Jan 23, 2016 8:16 PM

    No State tax in SA, and a market that would take the Raiders for free.

  18. jjfootball says: Jan 23, 2016 8:27 PM

    MAKE A ESCAPE CLAUSE IN THE CONTRACT!!!!!

  19. jjfootball says: Jan 23, 2016 8:34 PM

    I’M A RAIDERS FAN ,AND A A’s FAN, BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT THE A’s SHOULD MOVE SOMEWHERE ELSE IN OAKLAND.

  20. brassknuckles47 says: Jan 23, 2016 8:46 PM

    You mean the Raiders are STILL in the NFL? Crazy.

  21. alonestartexan says: Jan 23, 2016 8:46 PM

    If the Raiders renew their Coliseum lease for 2016, I hope San Antonio closes their offer to the team.

    It’s completely ridiculous how the Raiders are being treated in Oakland, it’s appalling that the league would allow the Rams (whom had a pretty decent stadium in St. Louis) to move but make the Raiders continue to play in a literal toilet, the absolute travesty is that this team has been crying for a new stadium for the past 35 years and gotten nothing but two ancient coliseums, all the while, a city in Texas has all but offered to build a billion dollar stadium right in the middle of the fastest growing region in the country, with a regional (San Antonio/Austin) population of around 5 million and a combined television market that would rank 17th between Miami and Denver.

    Mark Davis is a fool.

  22. 6250claimer says: Jan 23, 2016 8:46 PM

    My first visit to the Mausoleum was in 1968, the year the A’s arrived. It was already a dump way back then. Horrendous design in a futile attempt to accommodate both football & baseball, winds up being horrible for both. The only solution in Oakland is an all-new stadium – the Mausoleum is not salvageable in any way, shape or form. Level it and rebuild on the same property. Great freeway/BART access.

    I don’t understand why stadium price tags now seem to START north of $1b and go way up from there. Univ of Phoenix stadium, home of the Cards, was built for $455m in 2006, and includes retractable roof AND retractable natural grass field, and has been called a top-10 stadium in the WORLD. Shouldn’t have to cost so much to build a nice yard just 10 years later.

  23. abninf says: Jan 23, 2016 9:01 PM

    floratiotime says:

    Still time to bilk a few millions out of the poor and middle class fans.
    ====================================

    Obama sure has everyone parroting his class warfare rhetoric.

  24. fordmandalay says: Jan 23, 2016 9:12 PM

    Davis is desperately trying to find a city with inhabitants and government dumb enough to hand him some free land and a billion dollars to build a stadium on it. Greed knows no bounds.

  25. mackcarrington says: Jan 23, 2016 9:15 PM

    Does san Antonio have a state-of-the-art stadium complete with luxury suites and the modern amenities that the LA stadium will have? If not, how long before the Alamodome is deemed inadequate for NFL football. The Raiders would be doing the “new stadium dance” all over again.

  26. tfavrat says: Jan 23, 2016 9:21 PM

    The decision isn’t really Davis’ to make. The NFL owners, aka The Billionaires Boys Club, will tell him what he is allowed to do. Jerry isn’t going to let him move to San Antonio, and after Kroenke makes a $2B investment in LA, the NFL isn’t going to let him move to San Diego. Davis will either make a deal in Oakland or share the Santa Clara stadium.

  27. j huber says: Jan 23, 2016 9:22 PM

    Heard something about possible move to Portland. OR. Any truth to this rumor? Would be great to get another first class team in to the Pacific North West.

  28. the610limited says: Jan 23, 2016 9:34 PM

    Davis could load up the Raiders and move ’em to San Antonio overnight, a la Colts to Indy. Only difference — Jerrah (especially) and Bob McNair would make Goodell tell the Raiders to go back to Oakland. Meaning, you can’t just go anywhere with your franchise. (LA, London…OK. Anywhere else….ehhhhhh.)

  29. 1974a says: Jan 23, 2016 9:36 PM

    just move to St.Louis.

  30. barrymichaels61 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:37 PM

    Please Buster Brown sell the team.

  31. stoneydog1000 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:38 PM

    I remember back in the 70’s the place sucked, as did Candlestick. But, the tax payers shouldn’t get stuck with the bill like they do in Hamilton Co. Ohio. ( Cincinnati)

  32. kevo95 says: Jan 23, 2016 9:50 PM

    To bad

  33. jjackwagon says: Jan 23, 2016 9:52 PM

    Would be great to get another first class team in to the Pacific North West.

    Another? The next first class team in the Pacific NW, will be the first.

  34. raiderssf says: Jan 23, 2016 10:07 PM

    Oakland is offering the Raiders a long term lease (70 year) for 60 acres of land at a sweetheart rate which includes 8-9k worth of surface parking. Note, this land is all zoned with the CEQA (California Envirommetal Quality Act) red tape having been cleared for a new football only stadium -all paid for by the city of Oakland. Which is a modern day miracle in California. Anyways, Oakland will also pay for the needed infrastructure which is around 90 million, and will absorb the debt on the stadium which is also around 90 millon. This is for a stadium that the Raiders will end up owning, where they’ll get all the game day revenue and naming rights.
    So what did Mark do? Mark countered saying that he needs 120 acres, which is the whole coliseum site. Oakland is not the only reason why the Raiders don’t have a new stadium.

  35. johnniemayes says: Jan 23, 2016 10:14 PM

    Chargers should stay in San Diego and Raiders should move to Los Angeles. Hopefully this news is just a ploy for negotiating leverage for Dean Spanos to work out a new stadium deal in San Diego.

  36. gibbyfan says: Jan 23, 2016 10:15 PM

    what a totally different story in NY where a perfectly decent and relatively new stadium was seemingly torn down for no good reason and a brand new one built for the Giants/jets. Why can’t it be that simple in Oakland where a tear down is way overdue.

  37. nyoazz says: Jan 23, 2016 10:17 PM

    Move into Levi Stadium and change the name to San Jose Raiders.

  38. vegasgreek says: Jan 23, 2016 10:25 PM

    if mark davis signs another one year lease to play in that dump it is because he feels something will get done down the road in oakland or somewhere else like vegas or honolulu. no way in hell the raiders move to san antonio or st louis or london . that is insanity. and mark davis will never sell the raiders. why put the 100 million into a dump like the coliseum while he can save it and put it into a new stadium in oakland ?

  39. carp0056 says: Jan 23, 2016 10:28 PM

    Sorry to say but the Raiders are a dying breed. If you’ve never been to a game at the Coliseum your missing something special. Raider fans are the most dedicated fans in the world of sports. We have won 3 Super Bowls and yes we’ve been on a long drought. But we are old school fans of all colors and Financial status. Once we enter the parking lot on game day we are all brothers and sisters. I don’t care how much money the guy makes sitting next to me. We are Raider Fans and we are loyal fans. We need to enjoy the up and coming year because things will never be the same once we get a new stadium or move. It’s all about corporate America and screwing the loyal fans over. So Sad

  40. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Jan 23, 2016 10:34 PM

    1974a says:
    Jan 23, 2016 9:36 PM
    just move to St.Louis.
    ————————————
    It makes perfect sense. St Louis was offering a stadium deal when Kroenke rejected it. With all the extra cash the NFL forked up for Mark Davis to pull his LA transfer request, they can get it done. And the fans get a new team.
    Mark Davis wouldn’t be able to muster up enough votes for a San Antonio move – never.

  41. bills72284 says: Jan 23, 2016 10:41 PM

    Why not just ask Bon Jovi for his opinion on the matter?

  42. dacableguy35 says: Jan 23, 2016 10:42 PM

    Money to build the stadium in Oakland could come from three sources. The $550 million unused relocation fee from Davis, the money from the NFL, the residents of Oakland.

    Denver built two stadiums with a 0.1% sales tax (1 dollar per 1000 spent) in 20 years. Bowlen paid for half of the football stadium himself (which Davis should also do) but the baseball stadium and the other half of the football stadium were paid by this miniscule tax which took care of the rest. Once it was paid off, the tax disappeared and hardly anyone paid attention to either transition.

    Either you want a NFL franchise in your town or you do not, because something like this probably the only way you keep them there long term….

  43. a1b24312 says: Jan 23, 2016 10:48 PM

    So much for the “leverage” play. More like “no leverage”!

  44. gibbsandflair says: Jan 23, 2016 10:48 PM

    Mark should sell. Its obvious he cant play with the big boys because his only asset is the Rsiders and everyone else has more cheese. Davis family nice to know ya

  45. patsfiend says: Jan 23, 2016 10:49 PM

    Vegas.

  46. dahwood says: Jan 23, 2016 11:41 PM

    raiderrob21 says:
    Jan 23, 2016 7:44 PM
    thesmartest1 says:
    Jan 23, 2016 6:52 PM
    If they have to pay $550 million I’m pretty sure they’re going to San Antonio instead of sharing anything.

    If they intend go to San Antonio or anywhere else other than Oakland or the Bay Area, they have to pay the $550 Mill

    Ok, actual facts time. Mark asked the NFL to waive the relocation fee. The NFL did not decline this request. There has been no relocation fee discussed for any other city. The $550 Mil was a price set for LA (the 2nd largest market in the country) and LA only. Any move to SA , portland, Orlando etc will be far less since their market sizes are not LA’s.

  47. dahwood says: Jan 23, 2016 11:52 PM

    mackcarrington says:
    Jan 23, 2016 9:15 PM
    Does san Antonio have a state-of-the-art stadium complete with luxury suites and the modern amenities that the LA stadium will have? If not, how long before the Alamodome is deemed inadequate for NFL football. The Raiders would be doing the “new stadium dance” all over again.

    All negotiations with San Antonio that have occured to date have been with the Alamodome as a TEMPORARY home until a new one could be built. San Antonio officials are at a pause waiting for Mark to give the go ahead to crank out the financial side of things to him.

  48. dahwood says: Jan 23, 2016 11:58 PM

    alonestartexan says:
    Jan 23, 2016 8:46 PM
    If the Raiders renew their Coliseum lease for 2016, I hope San Antonio closes their offer to the team.

    It’s completely ridiculous how the Raiders are being treated in Oakland, it’s appalling that the league would allow the Rams (whom had a pretty decent stadium in St. Louis) to move but make the Raiders continue to play in a literal toilet, the absolute travesty is that this team has been crying for a new stadium for the past 35 years and gotten nothing but two ancient coliseums, all the while, a city in Texas has all but offered to build a billion dollar stadium right in the middle of the fastest growing region in the country, with a regional (San Antonio/Austin) population of around 5 million and a combined television market that would rank 17th between Miami and Denver.

    Mark Davis is a fool.

    ———–

    This ain’t some exan just being a homer. He’s spitting out real facts even though Oaklanders may not like it.

  49. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 24, 2016 12:07 AM

    Reno!

  50. crabwasheld says: Jan 24, 2016 12:28 AM

    Why don’t they move to Sacramento. That’s where most of their fans moved in 2001 before the invasion

  51. mullman76 says: Jan 24, 2016 12:45 AM

    The league (aka Rooney, Mara, Kraft) will not lift a finger to help the Raiders.

    The Raiders franchise, their fans and the Davis family has been blackballed since the late, GREAT Al Davis gave them (the NFL) a run for their money.

    Although it was old man Rooney and old man Mara, the next generation has carried the grudge.

    It’s transparent and it’s a farce.

    Go Raiders

  52. radrntn says: Jan 24, 2016 1:40 AM

    so once again we have a bunch of haters ripping on Oco, and yet anybody who is a raider fan does not mind Oco.
    We have a guy who was there back in 1968 and calls it a dump back then, yet he lives in a trailer park today in Seattle. ( enjoy rain do ya) .

    Haters going to hate, and I will enjoy the hate while watching my raiders play at the dump, next to the even older dump next door where the world champions warriors play.

    Hate on…Go Raiders!

  53. hbvandamme says: Jan 24, 2016 2:24 AM

    I dont buy the NFL blocking a move to San Diaego if the Chargers move. There was three teams in socal b4, great if it happens again. If they do move, (Chargers) they should change the colors and nickname so they will attract the new NFL fan that wants to be part of the 1st days of the new franchis3….I still think Spanos will stay….

  54. uglydingo says: Jan 24, 2016 2:32 AM

    Obvious economic solution is to share the terrific new stadium at Santa Clara. However, that would mean that Mark Davis would have to swallow his pride and that ain’t happening.
    Memo to Mark – swallow your pride or sell the team to someone who is wealthy enough to rebuild/relocate without begging for funding provided by struggling taxpayers.

  55. jimmysee says: Jan 24, 2016 3:12 AM

    Another great landing spot for the Raiders would be Riverside, CA. Easy to get to from San Diego area and LA — blue collar area. Far enough away from Inglewood to draw a different fan base.

    The Inland Empire is a huge market. And lots of Raiders fans out there already.

  56. patsfiend says: Jan 24, 2016 7:07 AM

    It would be best if there was a way for the Raiders to stay in Oakland, as that’s where they belong. Even though they’ve have a ton of fans there, L.A. doesn’t want Raider Fan in their shiny new stadium, though no one will admit that.

    What I like about Vegas is just the thought of the freeways out of L.A. and S.F. clogged with Mad Max style Raiders vehicles, shooting fire like Burning Man, full makeup and weaponry, headed to each game through the desert. Will never happen, but a fun thought.

  57. fmc651 says: Jan 24, 2016 9:22 AM

    The Raiders belong in Oakland. I hope they stay there.

  58. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 24, 2016 9:52 AM

    Let’s just play in Santa Clara in Levi’s Stadium. Let’s just try it out for a year.

  59. araidersfan says: Jan 24, 2016 10:04 AM

    If he doesn’t want to share Levis then there’s no reason why Son-of-Al can’t sell at least a part of his share of the Raiders to an investor with the cash to finance a new stadium in Oakland for the exclusive of the Raiders. Son-of-Al needn’t sell completely and he can still come up with an agreement whereby he maintains significant involvement in the org. I’m not sure what Son-of-Al is afraid of? – unless it’s a paranoia that a new investor will seize controlling ownership in a coup the way his father did to Wayne Valley in the 70s.

  60. willjasper says: Jan 24, 2016 10:26 AM

    Oakland needs to play hardball and get a long term commitment out of Davis.

  61. kcrobert10 says: Jan 24, 2016 11:08 AM

    This is pretty simple raiders are just crappie fans. The main base in Oakland don’t care enough about the team to try to build them a stadium. They aren’t wanted anywhere else but San Antonio and let’s be real the cowboys and Texans won’t let that happen. What we really have is a bunch of freaks who want to dress up in Halloween costumes and annoy football fans of the town they live in. If raiders fans were 1/10 the fans that the chiefs or Broncos have then guess what they would of had a new stadium a long long time ago. The city of Oakland has easily 2 to 3 times the amount of people and available taxes than either of those two cities yet can’t get a new one built or get fans to show up even with the best team they have had in 15 years. Sorry to dump on you pathetic raiders fans but sometimes the truth just needs to be told.

  62. vegasgreek says: Jan 24, 2016 11:22 AM

    adam schefter just said on espn the raiders are moving to san diego in 2017 if the chargers move to LA.

  63. dejadoh says: Jan 24, 2016 11:25 AM

    On January 16, 2017, the Raiders move to San Diego. Then the real bidding between Oakland and SD will begin. Forget about the Rams and Chargers.

  64. jimmysee says: Jan 24, 2016 11:58 AM

    If the Raiders move to San Diego — they have to put sunglasses on that eyepatch guy!

  65. JSpicoli says: Jan 24, 2016 12:33 PM

    No WAY this can happen. I mean, I haven’t read a stich of this as a possible outcome here or elsewhere in the gold bullion trustworthy press.

    TYS

  66. buffedman says: Jan 24, 2016 1:41 PM

    How To Give Your Self A Nice Bowlcut

    Mark Davis

  67. djaehne says: Jan 24, 2016 2:02 PM

    It takes an act of God to get anything built in California.

  68. raidernation37 says: Jan 24, 2016 2:33 PM

    I dont believe a word that comes out of shefters mouth. He’s wrong more than hes right, especially when it comes to the Raiders

  69. skinnylegspeytonmanning says: Jan 24, 2016 2:54 PM

    Hey Marky, outstanding job on finding Oakland a new home. Nobody wants you, baby!

  70. boltdaddy says: Jan 25, 2016 2:18 PM

    Enough with the San Antonio talk.
    1. The NFL is not talking about SA..at all
    2. The League wants to stay in San Diego having been there for more than half a century and offering up $100 million to retain the Chargers
    3. The Q is available immediately should the Chargers vacate and in better shape than O.com
    4. Mark Davis wants to stay in CA and is using other markets as negotiating leverage.
    5. San Diego is next door to Mexico which makes a nice natural connection with the Hispanic Raiders following, maybe better than the Chargers.
    6. Jerry Jones and McNair are not going to allow it, between the two they can block a vote to approve moving to SA.

    LA Rams/Charger
    SD Raiders

  71. prijak1 says: Jan 26, 2016 8:28 AM

    Mark Davis is no business man . Look at his haircut and his 1997 Dodge Van. Is he some character from A Scooby Doo episode. Oakland is fed up with the crime and violence the Raider fans have been commuting for 20 years . Oakland will nothing for the raiders because they want them out ! Raiders need to face the reality and move to San Antonio. They need to take advantage and go capture this financially set respected area. Al Davis left LA for that crappy old ass stadium he choose to leave LA . A market he could of dominated but he choose Oakland .

  72. ashhole420 says: Jan 29, 2016 5:21 AM

    #WakeUpAmerica

    #LetsGoOregonRaiders Move the Raiders to PortLand Oregon and become the Oregon Raiders.

    its the perfect city for team named the Raiders as the city and state were built by Pirates that were kidnapped at Oregon bars forced into slavery being Pirates on ships to Shanghai from Portland!!!!!!

    Plus #WeirdOregon and #WeirdPortland is the most perfect place for the new Black Hole to be built and named the Gates Of Hell!!!!

    Oregon i the most perfect place to create and build the most crazy hardcore rabid New Raiders fans that drink blood and scare seahawk and rams fans!

    Also Oregon would have some of the richest fans in the USA that would spend more money than Mark Davis has ever dreamed of!!!

    cali having 4 teams and tx 3 is BS, it is overKILL!!! Its pretty much one of the things cuban mentioned that will kill the nfl’s golden ticket and its fans.

    It spreads markets too thin as well as fans wallets. IT NEEDS TO CHANGE!!!

    Teams that are in smaller Markets than Portland and Mexico City and Vegas but have 3 other teams in the same area is just asinine! Same with Tx, San Antonio already HAS THE COWBOYS AND TEXANS THEY DONT NEED A TEAM

    just straight BS when there are actual Football obsessed states with no teams that have hardcore Rabid fans that need a team still!!

    Fans that would sellout every game played in their city and bring way more ratings on TV then markets like oakland and sd and st louis,
    those cities that didnt even try to keep their teams and dont deserve teams!

    Oregon is by FAR the MOST Greatest place for the Raiders or another team to move.
    Oregon is Great football country with really really smart, wealthy, Football Rabid Hardcore fans that are actually a huge part of seattles fan base!!

    #WakeUpDavisAndMoveToOregon
    #ALDavisWouldMoveToOregon
    #GivefootballTOREALFANS

    PleasE Florio MAKE CASE FOR THE RAIDERS TO MOVE TO OREGON

  73. ashhole420 says: Jan 29, 2016 5:25 AM

    #ALDavisWouldMoveToOregon
    #GivefootballTOREALFANS

    Please Florio MAKE CASE FOR THE RAIDERS TO MOVE TO OREGON

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