Oakland Raiders: Team Officials and NFL Meet Regarding New Stadium
– Aug 17, 2012
The Oakland Raiders had a meeting with NFL officials on August 9 regarding their ongoing stadium issue, according to Matthew Artz of the Oakland Tribune.
Participants of the meeting, which was at the request of the league, included Raiders’ Owner Mark Davis, CEO Amy Trask, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, City Council President Larry Reid, and Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi.
During the meeting, the team reportedly laid out a plan of action to transform O.co Coliseum’s current site.
Neither the Raiders nor the NFL commented on the meeting. However, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said that the meeting was critical to both the league and the Raiders.
"It was an important meeting because it is at a stage where the Raiders must develop a (stadium) option."
The options that remain for the Raiders are simple. They can rebuild on the current grounds, share the new stadium in San Francisco with the 49ers, relocate to an area near Oakland, or move to Los Angeles.
It is unclear whether or not the league would pay for a new stadium. However, city officials are urging the Raiders, along with the Athletics and Warriors, to pay for the new facilities.
While there is undoubtedly a long way to go in the process, it is good news for the Raiders that talks with the league have begun. This will only help their chances to remain in Oakland.
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