Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
Author Message
Wedge Offline
There will be no extra point.

Posts: 11,646
Joined: May 2010
Reputation: 331
I Root For: California
Location: Bear Territory
Post: #21
RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
The NFL made it clear they don't want third-party developers like Fortress involved. Only plans acceptable to the NFL are: Team builds and finances stadium, or local gov't builds stadium and gifts it to NFL team, or some combination of the two. So it's no surprise that Fortress was not at the NFL meeting.

And Oakland isn't going to give the Raiders $700 million for a new stadium, and the Coliseum site isn't available unless the A's find a new ballpark site elsewhere in Oakland, because the A's have 8 years remaining on their Coliseum lease.

Looks like the A's are going to win their game of chicken with the Raiders and get the Coliseum site to themselves. I don't see enough money materializing for a brand-new ballpark, though, so I will stick with my longstanding prediction that, after the Raiders leave, the A's will do an extensive remodel to turn the Coliseum into a baseball-only park, as Disney did with Anaheim Stadium when they owned the Angels.
03-06-2017 11:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
MplsBison Offline
Hall of Famer

Posts: 12,775
Joined: Dec 2014
Reputation: 153
I Root For: NDSU/Minnesota
Post: #22
RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
Las Vegas Raiders - Los Angeles Chargers will be the only (reasonably) drivable game in either NFL West division.
03-07-2017 05:53 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
billybobby777 Offline
Fighting the cartel 5

Posts: 6,044
Joined: May 2013
Reputation: 245
I Root For: ECU, Army
Location: Houston dont sleepon
Post: #23
RE: Raiders to Las Vegas--it's official.
(03-06-2017 11:24 PM)Brookes Owl Wrote:  
(03-06-2017 10:39 PM)billybobby777 Wrote:  I had kind of forgot about this...last I heard around a month ago was that Adelson was backing out. Then I heard that Oakland was pulling money out of the sky to keep them there. Thanks for bumping.

Oakland hasn't done a thing. The mayor made a pitch today but their deal hasn't changed and the Ronnie Lott group (that was theoretically going to pull all that money out of the sky) didn't even show up for the pitch. Sounds like it's dead in the water. Only question left: Can Davis get the votes for Vegas?

Oh ok...wow. Didn't realize their proposal to stay was so flimsy. Lott no showed? SMH

03-07-2017 07:42 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Copyright © 2002-2017 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2017 MyBB Group.