ONN – Hold On: Oakland Raiders May Be Back At Coliseum, Not Las Vegas, For 2020
With the delays, cost-overruns, and the roof, bad bolts and welds, and other problems with Las Vegas Stadium, why should we believe the Oakland Raiders won’t be back playing in it for 2020?
Oakland Raider Nation went through this dance a year ago. Now, it should be “once bitten, twice shy.”
In 2018, the Las Vegas Stadium (now called Allegiant Stadium) was supposed to be ready, but it wasn’t. But, Oakland Raiders Manager of the General Partner Mark Davis was so enraged that the City of Oakland filed a lawsuit against the Las Vegas Relocation that he worked to find another stadium to play in.
The Oakland Raiders looked at stadiums in London, San Antonio, and eventually the SF Giants’ Oracle Park, where they were rejected by the Mayor of San Francisco, before returning to the Oakland Coliseum.
The Oakland Raiders have signed a lease extension agreement option that allows them to stay at the Oakland Coliseum through 2020 and pay $10.5 million. Moreover, while the national media has bought into the Kool-Aid that says the Raiders are out of Oakland, no formal notification that the Raiders are not activating their 2020 Coliseum Stadium Lease Extension has been filed.
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Zennie Abraham is the CEO of Zennie62Media