Coliseum Authority hopes to know Raiders’ plans soon

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The clock is ticking loudly on whether the Raiders will be playing in Oakland this year.

As noted by Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Oakland-Alameda County Authority hopes to know the team’s plans for 2019 by February 13. That’s when the stadium lease expires.

The Authority needs to determine its calendar of events for 2019, and it makes sense to request clarity by the time the Raiders become free agents.

Gehlken’s latest note regarding the situation comes at a time when Larry Beil of KGO-TV in San Francisco reports that the Raiders and the Authority have resumed negotiations on a lease for 2019. Gehlken, in a separate tweet, disputes that claim.

Whether they’re negotiating or not, they need to get things started soon, if the Raiders will be playing in Oakland. Apart from the Authority’s planning needs, the NFL needs to know where the Raiders will be playing so that the 2019 schedule can be made.

31 responses to “Coliseum Authority hopes to know Raiders’ plans soon

  1. If the Raiders are going to play in Toronto, they better announce it soon. The ticket give aways will need to start shortly to “paper the house” for the 2019 season. No support for football at ANY level in Toronto, but many expect an NFL franchise. Just hilarious.

  2. This is on the NFL.

    The effed up by not letting the Raiders play in LA.

    The NFL needs to intervene and tell those pansy 9ers to make room for the Silver and Black.

  3. No smart business owner wants The Raiders’ trash fans to come into their stadium. Only loserville Oakland in the subpar East Bay will have them.

    I’d have no problem seeing that franchise disband and a new expansion team enter.

  4. They had 22+ years to work with the Raiders on a new stadium and now they’re moving to Vegas, good riddance to the cesspool that is Oakland

  5. If they don’t play in Oakland, for the sake of not moving the team twice in two years and simplicity’s sake, the management is dumber than I think they are, and I’m a fan. If they play anywhere else, they will be saying they really don’t care about winning in 2019.

  6. Why not SD or STL? It would be laughable if the Rams or Chargers could claim territorial rights after moving away.

  7. One more year of this farce and then the Raiders will have a first class stadium. Not a fan of them just of NFL and I think its great for them just not Oakland. 22 years and they couldnt get it worked out, thats crazy.

    Furthermore same as Spanos isnt it like half a billion to relocate? Thats a good down payment on a stadium.

  8. I had assumed the circus was going to park at the NY Jest for the 2019 season but I forgot about the Raiders.

  9. How can be claim that he cares about fans when he does not want to play in Oakland for one final season, but he wants to play in a city the residents of which thumb their collective nose at Oakland.

  10. I don’t think Mark Davis ever wanted to leave Oakland. The building a new, improved stadium with lots of bells and whistles was the issue. Oakland, nor the country wanted to pay for it, and neither did Davis. Building a new stadium has been kicked around for years, and nothing ever seemed to get settled. Davis looked elsewhere, and found a partner in Vegas. That stadium is being built with public, private, NFL, and Raider money. Davis wanted to stay in Oakland until the Vegas stadium was ready. Oakland decided to file a lawsuit against the Raiders. Now you have this fiasco.

    I think it’a obvious that Davis cares about the Raider fans living in the Bay Area. Personally I would have looked at playing games in San Diego next year. But not Davis. He still want to play somewhere in the Bay Area one last season. Davis just put the ball back in Oakland court. If you’re going to play another season in the Bay Area, it should be in Oakland not some other city on the other side or down the end of the Bay. This deal needs to get done and give the Raiders one last season in Oakland!

  11. Just use the $7.5M you were going to pay to rent the Coliseum to upgrade Sam Boyd Stadium and negotiate a free year of rent in Vegas. It’s time to stop stringing along both fan bases.

  12. alongthegulf says:
    February 9, 2019 at 12:12 pm
    I don’t think Mark Davis ever wanted to leave Oakland. The building a new, improved stadium with lots of bells and whistles was the issue. Oakland, nor the country wanted to pay for it, and neither did Davis. Building a new stadium has been kicked around for years, and nothing ever seemed to get settled. Davis looked elsewhere, and found a partner in Vegas. That stadium is being built with public, private, NFL, and Raider money.
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    Private money: where??? please elaborate Raider money- they got a 650 million dollar loan from BofA, got 30 years of free rent, and all PSL ( they wanted 75K per seat for my current seats) concessions, naming rights, parking, etc, and have clauses that they can break the lease at any time if Nevada charges any type of new tax on the team, players, fans , visiting team, etc….Furthermore Nevada residents now will have to start paying an additional fuel tax for the off ramps to the stadium. Mark Davis put zero down, and the tax-payers on the hook for 750 million (with interest) plus future fuel taxes. Mark Davis spent zero dollars, and got the greatest deal in the history of any team anywhere.

  13. Arent there a ton of colleges within miles of Oakland? The Vikings played at a college stadium for two years, less than a mile from the dome. Oh, and just so ya know. it was awesome watching nfl football in a college stadium for two years. I wished it was three.

  14. therealraider says:
    February 8, 2019 at 9:57 pm
    Swallow your pride Mark and put your money where your mouth is and play one last season “for the fans” at the Coliseum.
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    They did already

  15. Just use the $7.5M you were going to pay to rent the Coliseum to upgrade Sam Boyd Stadium and negotiate a free year of rent in Vegas. It’s time to stop stringing along both fan bases.
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    Typing slowly. The upgrades at Sam Boyd are more than 7.5M The raiders would have to pay rent on top of that. Raiders arent paying for long term upgrades to be there one season.

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