That’s Amaury’s Podcast, News, and Commentary: City of Oakland and Mayor Schaaf will take a huge hit over loss of Raiders

USA Today photo: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf who addressed the media and Oakland Raider Nation said that her heart aches for Raider Nation today

by Amaury Pi Gonzalez

OAKLAND–In a way it’s not a surprise for all of us who’ve been following this story as Oakland now loses it’s second major league team the Oakland Raiders. The Golden State Warriors are the first to leave and who will have a new arena built in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood and will be leaving Oakland in two years. The NFL voted today 31-1 to move the team from the city with the Miami the only vote dissenting. Today it’s official the Raiders are headed to Las Vegas this is something that Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf confirmed after she had raised $750 million in private money to save the team but Raiders owner Mark Davis and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said they are committed to Las Vegas. The Raiders and the NFL confirmed that the team’s last season in Oakland will be 2019.

Here is a statement that Schaaf  released to the media regarding the Raiders leaving Oakland:

” I am disappointed that the Raiders and the NFL chose Las Vegas over Oakland when we had a fully-financed, shovel-ready stadium project that would have kept the Raiders in Oakland where they were born and raised.”

“I am proud that we stood firm in refusing to use public money to subsidize stadium construction and that we did not capitulate to their unreasonable and unnecessary demand.

“As a lifelong Oaklander, my heart aches today for the Raider Nation. These are the most committed and passionate fans any city or team could hope to have. They deserved better.”

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Oakland A’s Spanish radio talent, the LA Angels Spanish TV talent, and does News and Commentary each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

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