Draymond Green To Boycott Raiders Games
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 2:45
National Football League owners this week approved the Raiders move to Las Vegas and the team has options to play in the stadium for the next two seasons.
It appears that the Raiders are already making contingency plans in case their divorce with the city of Oakland gets messy.
Davis looks forward to the move, citing his father's decision to move the team out of Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982 when he owned the Raiders. The win included Marcus Allen's famous 74-yard touchdown run.
Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis' team belongs to Oakland.
"That's like moving the Dallas Cowboys or like moving the Packers". At the end of the 2016 regular season, the San Diego Chargers ended their staredown with that city over stadium financing plans and bolted for L.A., where they'll share a stadium with the Rams. There, the team won another title in 2006 underneath the leadership of quarterback Peyton Manning.
And the most remarkable thing (to me) is this: Jones/Legends will reap all this profit from these moves, while the team owners are the ones taking the financial risk.
Oakland City Council President Larry Reid said he will consult with attorneys to see if they can force the Raiders out of the Coliseum early. "It's one thing if you're moving them from Oakland to Fremont or something, but Las Vegas?" They have options for two more years in Oakland, and owner Mark Davis said playing in their current home in 2019 remains a possibility.
With the Raiders planning to move to Las Vegas, only the Athletics and Warriors remain true to the city of Oakland.
As it is now constructed, the Raiders could be here for as little as one year (most likely two years), or they can possibly be here for as long as 2019. "I coached the Oakland Raiders". "We're still the Raiders and we represent Raider Nation".
Owners voted 31-1 to approve the Raiders application to relocate to Las Vegas.
He said fans need to mobilize and called for a boycott of Bank of America, whose $650 million loan is helping fund the new stadium in Las Vegas.
"Wherever they play, we're going to support them", said Marco Casanova. He wouldn't say if Davis promised equity in the team, but added that similar loans have been constructed for other National Football League franchises.