We have seen this coming for a while. The end of the Oakland Coliseum, aka O.co, lease and the plans for the building of Famers field in Los Angeles on a collision course. Whether the team stays in Oakland will be wholly dependent on the level of support they receive from the city of Oakland with regard to building a new stadium in the area.
The Raiders are doing what they have to do to try and keep the team in Oakland. The latest gesture is the final of many over the past couple years.
What happened today was the team removed Mt Davis from the seating chart for available tickets. Taking Mt Davis off the map would bring the number of tickets necessary for a sellout from around 63,000 seats to around 55,000 seats. They would simply tarp off the monstrosity in the same way the A's do for their games.
What this would do is make it easier for the team to sell out games and therefore be televised locally. In addition, they are lowering tickets prices. Season ticket holders have been receiving emails today which move them from Mt Davis to the third deck while third deck tickets are being offered for just $25. The new ticket deals were announced on Tuesday and since then the response has been tremendous.
Coliseum lease ending, Raiders with final attempt to get Oakland to commit
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