February 04, 2019

Las Vegas Oakland Raiders of San Francisco: Oakland Raiders to play 2019 season at San Francisco Giants' Oracle Park. So, let me get this straight: if the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers played a game in San Francisco, Oakland would be the home team? Also, the stadium in Las Vegas will feature a dirt infield, right? I mean, it just wouldn't be a Raiders home game without a dirt infield.

posted by NoMich to football at 07:55 AM - 5 comments

If the Bay Area had known that the Raiders debacle was going to play out as it has, they could have planned accordingly, and just done a controlled partial demolition of Candlestick Park.

It would be only fitting for the current edition of the Gruden Raiders to play in a place like this.

posted by beaverboard at 09:07 AM on February 04, 2019

Not even explosives and heavy equipment can take down Ronnie Lott.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:16 AM on February 05, 2019

Is there a reason they aren't packing up and heading to Las Vegas & Sam Boyd Stadium for a year while the new facility is being finished?

posted by tommybiden at 05:27 PM on February 05, 2019

The 49ers have a right to veto this plan since it's in their turf. Guess who didn't secure their agreement before announcing this?

posted by rcade at 08:41 AM on February 06, 2019

Guess who didn't secure their agreement before announcing this?

Mark Davis, man. Just because you retain a private barber to give you a textbook "Moe" haircut doesn't necessarily mean you have to manage the organization like a Stooge.

Here in northern Nevada, we have zero interest in the Raiders being "our" team. The folks down in Vegas are extremely optimistic that the Raiders will be a success down there, but I think that has more to do with tourists flying into the entertainment capital of the world to see their hometown team play. Season tickets are an investment rather than a reflection of any cheering interest in the team. That just doesn't sound to me like a strategy for long-term success.

So start planning for the San Antonio Raiders circa 2030, and hope that Davis graduates to a "Curly" by then.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:47 PM on February 06, 2019

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