Despite impending move, Raiders sell out season tickets

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Oakland fans may not be happy that the Raiders are leaving, but the team remains popular enough that the fans will support the team while it’s still there.

That became clear with the news from the San Francisco Chronicle that the Raiders have sold out their season tickets.

That hasn’t always been the case in Oakland, but this year the Raiders are coming off a playoff season, they have plenty of young talent and they’ve added a popular hometown hero in Marshawn Lynch. It would be surprising if they’re not able to fill the Oakland Coliseum this year and next year.

The big remaining question is whether the Raiders will be gone after next year, or whether they’ll stay for 2019 as well. The Raiders’ lease in Oakland runs through 2018, and their new stadium in Las Vegas won’t be ready until 2020. That leaves them in limbo for 2019, but if they keep selling tickets, the most sensible decision would seem to be a one-year extension of the lease, and one last year in Oakland for the Silver and Black.

93 responses to “Despite impending move, Raiders sell out season tickets

  1. tell us how its all because they signed Lynch, and how he is the ” human shield ” to the fans hate for the team.

    sounds like spike lee news right?

  2. The Oakland Coliseum is a dump. All of the credit in the world to their fans for supporting their team in that place, especially knowing they’re leaving.

  3. Well…that will happen when you put a quality product on the field. I’m looking at you, Jacksonville….

  4. Of course the City of Oakland will give them a one-year deal for 2019, they need the revenue.

    As long as the tarp is in place on the top deck, not a true sellout.

  5. Former PSL holder….will support regardless where they move. True fans do.

    Oak is a dump. Happy they are leaving.

    Suck it Libby Shaft.

  6. Raiders fans travel well and they are not exactly “high brow”. A move to Vegas will get plenty of losers who think they can beat the house on a weekly basis to cover the trip costs…Raiders, like the Cowboys or Packers, but without all the rings.

  7. Ive had multiple season tickets for years. I’ll have multiple season tickets for years to come. I got 25K set aside for Vegas PSL’s. People have their priorities in life. Mine is the Silver and Black.

  8. A significant number have no doubt been sold to ticket agencies the league owns an interest in and therefore makes a chunk of the huge mark up that will be made selling them to tourists.

  9. therealraider says:
    May 28, 2017 3:38 PM
    Ive had multiple season tickets for years. I’ll have multiple season tickets for years to come. I got 25K set aside for Vegas PSL’s. People have their priorities in life. Mine is the Silver and Black.
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    No you don’t. Stop lying. Funny how all of a sudden you do now when in your previous posts you never mentioned it. I bet you’re a close friend of someone in the organization too huh?!

  10. Maybe it’s “because of” rather than “despite.” They know there won’t be many more opportunities to see the Raiders in Oakland.

  11. codiablo says:
    May 28, 2017 3:27 PM
    Raiders fans travel well and they are not exactly “high brow”. A move to Vegas will get plenty of losers who think they can beat the house on a weekly basis to cover the trip costs…Raiders, like the Cowboys or Packers, but without all the rings.
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    if stupidity and ignorance was painful, you would be in allot of pain

    simple goggle search
    Super Bowl records
    Cowboys 5-8
    Packers 4-1
    Oakland 3-2

    but I guess 3 super bowl tittles does not give you rings.

  12. The Raiders are bigger than the city of Oakland. The only other teams who’s fans travel as well are GB and Pittsburgh.

  13. Hitdog18 says:
    May 28, 2017 3:58 PM

    If my team was leaving town, I’d tell them to piss off

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    what if your team wanted to stay but the mayor ruined every chance of that happening?

  14. Oakland and Alameda County don’t need the kind of revenue they get from the Raiders currently.
    They lose 1 million dollars a year having them there. If they agree to a one year lease, it’ll be at a much higher number.
    Of course, these the people that agreed to the current terms, and got into the mess that still has them almost $20m in debt from the renovations that destroyed the coliseum.
    They’ll probably pay less.

  15. If you only showed this support years ago you would have a new stadium and the silver and black would always be in Oakland. Fair weather fans, that’s why they’re leaving.

  16. Why would anyone spend a dollar on the team that left you? It’s like sending flowers to your ex girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.
    Where to draw the line between fanhood and pride is a personal thing, but what these Raider fans see as loyalty, ex Charger fans like myself see as being abused and taken advantage of.

  17. So you have a city that supports the team still after they announced the move to Vegas, yet Vegas is deemed a more viable football city than Oakland?

    They must serve alcohol in those owners meetings. Clearly the problem is the Raider ownership and not the community.

  18. RandyinRoxbury says:
    May 28, 2017 3:34 PM
    Fake News!
    We’ll still see that tarp covering 30K seats in the upper deck at the home opener

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    It’s 11K seats, but thanks for noticing….

  19. flviking says:
    May 28, 2017 4:40 PM
    If you only showed this support years ago you would have a new stadium and the silver and black would always be in Oakland. Fair weather fans, that’s why they’re leaving.
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    You do realize that last year was the first time in 15 years the Raiders have made the playoffs right?

    Face it-right now the team is in the best shape it has been in almost 2 decades.

    The real question will be whether Vegas will support the team when they once again start sucking? My money is on no.

  20. I guess some people enjoy being mistreated. 15 years of loyalty during totally unwatchable football only to be rewarded with a move. Yet they still come. Same with trumpkins. Vote for the guy that’s tearing into you. Weird.

  21. Here today gone tomorrow… there but for prescience goes yet another team – yours – next. Is said ‘you can’t go home again’, but, both the Chargers and Raiders disproved that. Doesn’t mean you can’t also leave home a second time, or return for a third, or…

    Raiders fortunes being on the upswing, the specter their winning another Championship, Oakland, only see them relocate to another city, par for a course already traveled. Said transpiring reminiscent 1962 Dallas Texans & 1945 Cleveland Rams who won Championships then relocated shortly thereaft. History affirms: $port$ has always been about money (Giants/ Dodgers to California same MLB).

    As a Kansas City fan since 1963, saw it happen here with the Chiefs arrival and the Athletc’s departure, 1967. Some 14 years from now, when the Chiefs/Royals leases end, it will likely signal their end in KC same, my opine. An new stadium will be built? Renovations/retrofit is the best we have had (am still waiting for that rolling roof across each stadium that was promised 50 years ago, in 1967.)

    Even ‘the greatness of the Raiders’ loyal fans not enough keep team from leaving, twice now, an local government either heroic or infamous depending ones take, refusing acquiesce financially, in order to retain them.

    Who’s to say the NFL as we know it will ever end? Rome wasn’t built in a day nor did it fall in a day, but NFL will fall same because they’re just as arrogant, if not moreso.

    Nod Cicero: “advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end.”

    Similarly, one does not have to be a modern Polybius in order to see the NFL’s Rome will crumble same, at some point. Till then, eat drink and be merry/oblivious reality.

  22. Fans in the Bay Areas are suckers. I was hoping for attendance to drop bigtime! The Raiders should play in Sam Boyd Stadium or Provo, UT until the new stadium in Las Vegas is finished. Lingering on in Oakland is a waste of time. Libby Schaaf’s “zero dollars and zero cents” policy forced them to have to move. Las Vegas is offering $750,000,000

  23. wrongnessmaximus says:
    May 28, 2017 4:19 PM
    That is sad look for the Oakland “fans”. They basically were told to get screwed and they responded by buying tickets. Have you no pride?

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    You have it wrong like most other posters here.
    They are “raider” fans not “Oakland” fans.

  24. looknooneishatingok says:
    May 28, 2017 3:51 PM
    therealraider says:
    May 28, 2017 3:38 PM
    Ive had multiple season tickets for years. I’ll have multiple season tickets for years to come. I got 25K set aside for Vegas PSL’s. People have their priorities in life. Mine is the Silver and Black.
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    No you don’t. Stop lying. Funny how all of a sudden you do now when in your previous posts you never mentioned it. I bet you’re a close friend of someone in the organization too huh?!

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    Why would I mention having season tickets in other posts? This article is about Raider fans who have bought all available season tickets. Now seems like the time to mention I’m part of the crowd. Only a moron would comment “I got season tickets” in an article that has nothing to do with that specific topic. You’re probably a queefs fan.

  25. flviking, I guess we’re just suppose to overlook how Zigy held hostage the skoltrolls, with the threat of moving the team to get you morons to pay for your new $1.2 billion dollar monument to your stupidity?

  26. Hitdog18 says:
    May 28, 2017 3:58 PM
    If my team was leaving town, I’d tell them to piss off
    ========================================

    Oakland, the city, left, abandoned, the Raiders. Not the other way around.

    The fans are great and now the team is great again.

    Raiders will have it 4th ring before they leave Oakland and give their fans and city a going away present..

  27. dawoger says:
    May 28, 2017 6:26 PM
    flviking, I guess we’re just suppose to overlook how Zigy held hostage the skoltrolls, with the threat of moving the team to get you morons to pay for your new $1.2 billion dollar monument to your stupidity?

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    Dawoger, Zigy did not hold us hostage, the Vikings were going to move if we continued to play in the dome. You look like the moron talking about the 1.2 billion. 348 million comes from the state, 150 million comes from the city of Minneapolis and 551 million comes from zigy. It’s a beautiful stadium and secures the Vikings stay in Minnesota. I loved our home opener, you remember right?

  28. PFT making it seeem like tickets sold out because of Lynch or their playoff trip, Wrong I am a season ticket holder, and there has been a waitlist for 3 years now. Tickets started selling after Carr and Macks rookie season. Tickets have doubled in price this year, and I can’t imagine what 3rd party prices are. Also parking passes have sold out as well for 2 years now.

  29. Will support Bowl Cut all the way to the Nevada border. Then will root against them like the $5 dollar SLORE he is…

  30. dawoger says:
    May 28, 2017 6:26 PM
    flviking, I guess we’re just suppose to overlook how Zigy held hostage the skoltrolls, with the threat of moving the team to get you morons to pay for your new $1.2 billion dollar monument to your stupidity?

    ///////////

    The packers taxed brown county residents 300 million to remove exposed screws on the aluminum benches. Talk about stupidity!

  31. chinahand11 says:
    May 28, 2017 3:24 PM
    Not a Raider fan but dang their following is rock solid. Good on ya

    Buying tickets only when your team wins is not rock solid. It’s pretty much the exact opposite.

  32. RAIDERS FANS ARE THE BEST IN SPORTS, NEVER EVEN DOUBTED THEY WOULD SELL OUT THE TICKETS!

  33. The upper deck was tarp-ed over to prevent TV blackouts due to not selling out. If there is now a ‘waiting list’, then pull the tarp and sell the upper deck seats again.

  34. Why don’t all you sorry ass fans of other teams worry about what you do and don’t sweat what us Raiders fans do…Still the Raiders even on planet Mars…

  35. drunkraider says:
    May 28, 2017 4:35 PM

    what if your team wanted to stay but the mayor ruined every chance of that happening?

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    I think most teams would prefer to stay in their current location, eventually a city has to determine what’s best for its tax payers and residents.

    The Cardinals wanted to stay in St. Louis, the Rams wanted to stay in Los Angeles, the Browns wanted to stay in Cleveland, the Oilers wanted to stay in Houston, and the Chargers wanted to stay in San Diego, so desire means little.

  36. u4iadman says:
    May 28, 2017 3:22 PM
    Former PSL holder….will support regardless where they move. True fans do.

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    When organized sports started it was started via Olympic Games where people would compete for the pride of their home and people would support their home team.

    Anyone that lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and still supports the Raiders is as big a sellout and traitor as Davis and the Raiders are. How could you support a team that just tore the heart out of your city?

    On that note, if cities were full of “true fans” as you put it, I guess the people of St. Louis should still be Cardinals fans, the people of Baltimore should still be Colts fans. The people of Cleveland should be Ravens fans, and the people of Houston should still be Titans fans right?

    The new Browns and Texans should have no fans.

  37. The team has sold out for a few years now and a wait list of 10 to 15 thousand fans. Tickets had to be renewed before the move was announced. Boob davis could have sold the tarp deck out if he wawanted to but chose not to.

  38. The Raiders ought to leave their name behind when they leave. They should come up with a new name, reflective of the town they are moving to. Here are some suggestions:
    Las Vegas Gamblers
    Las Vegas Hit Men
    Las Vegas Losers
    Las Vegas Cheaters
    Las Vegas Studs
    Las Vegas Aces
    Las Vegas Snake Eyes
    Las Vegas Lucky 7’s
    Las Vegas 86’ers (term used when you get thrown out of a club for cheating)
    Las Vegas Bankrolls
    Las Vegas High Rollers
    Las Vegas Pit Bosses
    Las Vegas Implants
    Las Vegas Roses (in honor of Pete Rose)
    Las Vegas Casinos

    Suggestions, anyone?

  39. Your article is somewhat misleading. You make it sound as if the fans that live in Oakland are the only season ticket holders. A LARGE percentage of Raiders season ticket holders are from out of town. I for one have been a season ticket holder for a number of years and reside in SoCal. I’ve met many season ticket holders from out of state and all over the southwest. True DIEHARD Raider fans will follow their team wherever they go. Las Vegas is the perfect location given the demographics of where a large portion of the fan base can commute to games.

  40. No one’s ever accused raiders’ fans of being very intelligent. So the raiders move just as they start putting a competitive team on the field? Lol. It took them long enough. They’ll regress, though. That’ll be delicious.

  41. 32assassin says:
    May 28, 2017 4:32 PM

    codiablo says:
    May 28, 2017 3:27 PM
    Raiders fans travel well and they are not exactly “high brow”. A move to Vegas will get plenty of losers who think they can beat the house on a weekly basis to cover the trip costs…Raiders, like the Cowboys or Packers, but without all the rings.
    —————————————————————–

    if stupidity and ignorance was painful, you would be in allot of pain

    simple goggle search
    Super Bowl records
    Cowboys 5-8
    Packers 4-1
    Oakland 3-2

    but I guess 3 super bowl tittles does not give you rings.
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    Apparently, a google search is not so simple for you. Might want to proof read before you click Submit.

  42. Why do I get the feeling that this move will collapse and the Raiders will eventually be the North Bay Pirates in Candlestick Park. Whew, woke up just in time.

  43. 32assassin says:
    May 28, 2017 4:32 PM
    codiablo says:
    May 28, 2017 3:27 PM
    Raiders fans travel well and they are not exactly “high brow”. A move to Vegas will get plenty of losers who think they can beat the house on a weekly basis to cover the trip costs…Raiders, like the Cowboys or Packers, but without all the rings.
    —————————————————————–

    if stupidity and ignorance was painful, you would be in allot of pain

    simple goggle search
    Super Bowl records
    Cowboys 5-8
    Packers 4-1
    Oakland 3-2

    but I guess 3 super bowl tittles does not give you rings.

    ————-

    You missed the point, rube – everyone hates the raiders — you are raiders fan and you continuing to love a team that has given you the middle finger multiple times proves how pathetic you are – you belong in vegas – the armpit of western society

  44. “nyneal says:
    May 28, 2017 11:01 PM
    The Raiders ought to leave their name behind when they leave. They should come up with a new name, reflective of the town they are moving to. Here are some suggestions:
    Las Vegas Gamblers
    Las Vegas Hit Men
    Las Vegas Losers
    Las Vegas Cheaters
    Las Vegas Studs
    Las Vegas Aces
    Las Vegas Snake Eyes
    Las Vegas Lucky 7’s
    Las Vegas 86’ers (term used when you get thrown out of a club for cheating)
    Las Vegas Bankrolls
    Las Vegas High Rollers
    Las Vegas Pit Bosses
    Las Vegas Implants
    Las Vegas Roses (in honor of Pete Rose)
    Las Vegas Casinos

    Suggestions, anyone?”

    Las Vegas Topless High-kickers.

  45. if stupidity and ignorance was painful, you would be in allot of pain

    simple goggle search
    Super Bowl records
    Cowboys 5-8
    Packers 4-1
    Oakland 3-2

    /////////////////

    I must have been in a coma, how did I miss the cowboys being in 13 Super Bowls? I guess you better take some aspirin for all that pain your in.

  46. Building that Mount Davis extension was a stupid idea, no wonder they tarped it off. The players look like ants from up there.

  47. omeimontis says:
    May 29, 2017 9:53 AM

    Fan support will fall off the cliff if the Raiders fail to make the playoffs this season
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    That’s what the “Boycott crew” all 20 of them said already was going to happen.. All these people don’t realize how big the RAIDERS brand is. For some reason they go to games in Oakland and thinks “yeah were the only ones” Raiders are Bigger than Oakland. Everyone in Southern Cal are Raiders fans. About 10% of New York is Raiders fans. There’s a reason why it’s called “RAIDER NATION” which every fan base tries to steal now….Nobody travels like Raiders fans, nobody has as much die hard fans across THE WORLD

  48. Interesting info here. Too bad a lot of it is just “wind”, and not close to accurate. But, as we all know, everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. As we also all know, Google searches are only as valid as the researchers’ talent.

  49. nyneal says:
    May 28, 2017 11:01 PM
    The Raiders ought to leave their name behind when they leave. They should come up with a new name, reflective of the town they are moving to. Here are some suggestions:
    Las Vegas Gamblers
    Las Vegas Hit Men
    Las Vegas Losers
    Las Vegas Cheaters
    Las Vegas Studs
    Las Vegas Aces
    Las Vegas Snake Eyes
    Las Vegas Lucky 7’s
    Las Vegas 86’ers (term used when you get thrown out of a club for cheating)
    Las Vegas Bankrolls
    Las Vegas High Rollers
    Las Vegas Pit Bosses
    Las Vegas Implants
    Las Vegas Roses (in honor of Pete Rose)
    Las Vegas Casinos

    Suggestions, anyone?

    //////////////

    Raiders stay in Oakland
    Las Vegas packers

  50. 49ersfury says:
    May 28, 2017 4:56 PM
    So you have a city that supports the team still after they announced the move to Vegas, yet Vegas is deemed a more viable football city than Oakland?

    They must serve alcohol in those owners meetings. Clearly the problem is the Raider ownership and not the community.

    ————

    Whoah, that’s deep. You can ponder this during the two hour wait in traffic to get to your terrible stadium.

  51. nyneal says:
    May 28, 2017 11:01 PM
    The Raiders ought to leave their name behind when they leave. They should come up with a new name, reflective of the town they are moving to. Here are some suggestions:
    Las Vegas Gamblers
    Las Vegas Hit Men
    Las Vegas Losers
    Las Vegas Cheaters
    Las Vegas Studs
    Las Vegas Aces
    Las Vegas Snake Eyes
    Las Vegas Lucky 7’s
    Las Vegas 86’ers (term used when you get thrown out of a club for cheating)
    Las Vegas Bankrolls
    Las Vegas High Rollers
    Las Vegas Pit Bosses
    Las Vegas Implants
    Las Vegas Roses (in honor of Pete Rose)
    Las Vegas Casinos

    Suggestions, anyone?
    – – — – – – – – – – – – –

    Las Vegas Invaders (area 51)
    Las Vegas Vampires (night life there)
    Las Vegas Villains ( what you are when you move)
    Las Vegas Desperado’s (reflects what they will be in one of the smallest markets for the nfl)

  52. ravensbob says:
    May 29, 2017 12:39 PM
    All 3 sections that aren’t tarped over? Impressive.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    The only thing impressive from those seats are the view of the SF bay, and skyline

  53. Two thoughts on this:

    1. To a certain extent, now that every NFL game is televised nationwide, it almost doesn’t matter where a team is located, especially since fans of teams are scattered across the landscape. I can understand how if you’re a Raiders fan living in, say, Florida, it wouldn’t matter to you where they played their home games.

    2. On the other hand, stuff like this is why the NFL can treat the fans like garbage. No matter what the league does, fans will still show up and fork over their money. Oakland fans should stand up for themselves and refuse to have anything to do with this mercenary franchise.

  54. raiders fans are fairweather losers. The Broncos have sold out close to 400 consecutive home games dating back to 1971 AND have over 75,000 on the season ticket waiting list.

  55. Smallest capacity in NFL 53,000with cheapest seats! Nice tarp because you cant sell more seats and there’s a reason they led NFL in blackouts before they reduced capacity. Hello Vegas?

  56. I understand the whole thing when it comes to public financing of new stadiums and all the politics that goes with it. But the Raiders will always be the Oakland Raiders, no matter what city they call home.

    It’s just a shame that the city, county, East Bay area couldn’t come up with some kind of plan that ensured the Raiders stay in the area. Their fans, their players, their coaches…They all deserve better.

  57. One one hand, it’s an impressive show of loyalty to their favorite team.

    On the other hand, it is somewhat like seeing a woman in an abusive relationship, still trying to make it work somehow. #sad

  58. The best thing that has happened in he NFL, in over 20 Years. Raiders to Las Vegas. And, I don’t think much of that team. But, it is going to bankrupt, many Vegas Odds makers. Humans, on the under, force 3 more points. On the over, four 4 more points. If you do not get it, don’t bet it! They will fold and/or be forced to renegotiate

  59. oh and panther pro—your a real genius–get your facts straight you ten cent imbecile.

    The capacity IS 55K SEATS—since the capacity at full tilt is 63 k–HMMMM, let me struggle here? Uhh wild guess—30 K RIGHT?

    Comical, if you had a brain you would be dangerous…they meaning— Davis tarped them off 4 to 5 years ago, and could sell every single one of the 8 k remaining, but like a dope who tried to make the market look bad—WITH 24 K SITTING ON A WAITING LIST THE PAST TWO YEARS, he sticks to it. The clown is one big dunce.

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