Las Vegas Review-Journal photo: A rendering of the Las Vegas Raiders stadium project. (MANICA Architecture)
On the Oakland Raiders podcast with Tony:
The Oakland Raiders have made it clear that they will leave the Oakland Coliseum for other digs. The city is near filing a anti trust suit against the Raiders for leaving for Las Vegas after the 2019 season or 2020 season at the latest. The Cal Bears Memorial Stadium was thought to be a place where the Raiders could play in if they bolted the Coliseum after this season, but the Bears have said that they have limited parking and for an NFL game it wouldn’t be a suitable site to accommodate that many autos.
Any thoughts of the Raiders playing in the South Bay at either Levis Stadium in Santa Clara or at Spartan Stadium in San Jose were also out of the questions. The Raiders and 49ers front offices are noted for not getting along, Levi’s Stadium is out, and Spartan Stadium is too small to suit an NFL team as the Spartans’ capacity is 30,456. The Raiders’ only other option might be at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) if all else fails.
The Raiders’ narrow win to the Cleveland Browns 45-42–would that game be considered an improvement or they still have a long way to go? The Raiders play in Carson this weekend against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. For Week 6, they fly to London for a match with the Seattle Seahawks.
Tony Renteria does the Oakland Raiders podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com each Thursday