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49ers may be looking to team with Raiders on a joint stadium
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/29/7 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross

Posted on 01/29/2007 7:46:40 AM PST by SmithL

Here's the latest twist to the Bay Area's topsy-turvy stadium politics: Word is the San Francisco 49ers have informally approached the Oakland Raiders about building a new home -- together.

The stadium, which would be shared by the two rivals, very well could be in Santa Clara, where the Niners are pursuing new digs next to Great America.

Niners executive Jed York, the son of team owners John and Denise York, said that while a joint stadium idea has merit, there has been no contact with the Raiders on the subject.

"I think it's a good idea, but we haven't gone down that road yet,'' he said. "First we need to work on Santa Clara, and make sure we can actually get a stadium down there.''

That's not what we are hearing from inside the Raiders organization, and from others in the know who have contacts with the Niners.

Those sources tell us John and Jed York approached the Raiders management in a casual setting in the latter half of the football season about the possibility of teaming up.

Raiders chief executive Amy Trask said only, "We are enthusiastically focused on the 2007 football season, and don't believe this is an appropriate time to discuss stadium opportunities. ...We are playing in a nice stadium, which our teams and fans enjoy.''

Wild as it may sound, the economics for a Forty-Raider stadium just could make sense for both teams.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: 49ers; nfl; raiders

1 posted on 01/29/2007 7:46:44 AM PST by SmithL
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To: scott says

What do you think?


2 posted on 01/29/2007 7:47:14 AM PST by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: SmithL

Why don't they just trade stadiums and tell the fans it is a new stadium.


3 posted on 01/29/2007 7:49:43 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

Because too many Raider fans can't afford the BART fare to Candlestick, or are in WANTED lists throughout San Fran...


4 posted on 01/29/2007 7:51:16 AM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: SmithL

49ers and Raiders really should discuss this. Otherwise, they'll be paying for health care, "sick leave", ad nauseum for every and any whim the SF Supervisors will force them into paying.


5 posted on 01/29/2007 7:55:52 AM PST by Alia
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To: SmithL

Have the citizens of NJ pay for it but keep your original city's name.

Giants and Jets do it all the time.


6 posted on 01/29/2007 8:15:15 AM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: SmithL
Might be a solution....I'm not sure how the NFL will react. There maybe some issues with a teams market "jurisdiction", but I guess the teams could have some sort of agreement.
Now you will have two teams in Santa Clara and I'm not sure how all that will work out....interesting. There was protest about the 49ers moving to Santa Clara and using the name " SF", now you have that issue doubled.
7 posted on 01/29/2007 8:20:08 AM PST by scott says
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To: SmithL; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; admiralsn; akorahil; ...

NFL PING



FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...


This is a fairly high volume ping list

8 posted on 01/29/2007 8:22:29 AM PST by scott says
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To: SmithL

They should do whaterver they decide to do as long as NO TAXPAYER DOLLARS are used.


9 posted on 01/29/2007 8:22:32 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: JRios1968

Or we don't want to drop our wallets and have to kick them back to the East Bay.


10 posted on 01/29/2007 11:56:54 AM PST by GOP_Raider (Hated by all NFL fans since 1990.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Counterpoint! And a good one, to boot!


11 posted on 01/29/2007 11:57:40 AM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick; CounterCounterCulture; fredhead; marajade; red devil 40; My2Cents; ..
Native San Franciscan and former male Katrina Mann takes in the festivities at a 49ers pregame tailgate.
The OFFICIAL Oakland Raiders Ping List
If you would like to join the finest ping list in all of FR--or are dead set against the idea of having to share a stadium with people who probably have "It's Raining Men" on their iPods--please FReepmail GOP_Raider. Thank you and GO RAIDERS!

12 posted on 01/29/2007 12:06:02 PM PST by GOP_Raider (Hated by all NFL fans since 1990.)
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To: SmithL

I'm OK with this, but I think Al Davis likes having his own stadium contract so he can torture the stadium owners with threats of lawsuits.


13 posted on 01/29/2007 12:23:33 PM PST by My2Cents ("I support the right-ward most candidate who has a legitimate chance to win." -- W.F. Buckley)
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To: GOP_Raider
former male Katrina Mann

I have some disturbing news for Katrina...She still looks like a male.

14 posted on 01/29/2007 12:26:10 PM PST by My2Cents ("I support the right-ward most candidate who has a legitimate chance to win." -- W.F. Buckley)
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To: JRios1968
"Because too many Raider fans can't afford the BART fare to Candlestick, or are in WANTED lists throughout San Fran..."

LOL!!!

Not very politically correct, but right on the money!

15 posted on 01/29/2007 3:10:24 PM PST by albee (Okay. so he missed aThe best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
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To: GOP_Raider; Owl_Eagle
The Raiders and the Hells Angels are the only good thing to come out of Oakland. Both are way to tough to share a stadium in queer town!!!!
16 posted on 01/29/2007 4:43:56 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Tagline removed per Admin. Moderator.)
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To: SmithL

Both franchises should move out of CA, IMO.


17 posted on 01/29/2007 4:47:12 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Forgot your tagline? Click here to have it resent!)
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To: JRios1968

HEY BE NICE LMAO


18 posted on 01/29/2007 7:06:30 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Always Right
Why don't they just trade stadiums and tell the fans it is a new stadium.

LoL!

19 posted on 01/29/2007 7:13:45 PM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: GOP_Raider

NOW THAT FUNNY

Hey GOP Raider you ever been to SO CAL during the time when Raiders play in So Cal I been to Raiders game in SO CAL even LAPD has smack Raider fan upside the head


20 posted on 01/29/2007 7:23:07 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SmithL

So how does it work when the both have home games?....I guess they don't ever play in the Bay Area together... A bad idea.....if they ever get to the play offs....a couple years for the Niners....the next decade for the RAAAIII-DERS


21 posted on 01/29/2007 7:45:29 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

You forgot the Black Panthers....all started in Oakland.. LOL


22 posted on 01/29/2007 7:46:41 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: SevenofNine; Extremely Extreme Extremist
Hey GOP Raider you ever been to SO CAL during the time when Raiders play in So Cal

Oddly enough, my tagline references this very thing, sort of. The very first Raider game I attended in person was in 1990 against the Green Bay Packers, who were coached by Lindy Infante at the time, I believe (does that sound right Extremely Extreme Extremist?). My uncle lived in SoCal (you probably know where Torrance is?) at the time and our family lived in the Bay Area, so we used that as an excuse to take "vacations" down to LA.

(That was also the same weekend my Dad got the idea, such as it was, to take the "scenic route" down to LA. The "scenic route" in this case was the Pacific Coast Highway. Now, I don't know if you've ever seen the current CapitalOne ad campaign where a man and his family are forced to take "virtual" vacations, fly on crop dusters, and all manner of "vacations" because his credit card miles have expired. Well, this is what that trip was like. The PCH is great if you're thinking about having kids. It's not great if you already have three of them all under the age of 10--me being the oldest--couped up in a leased Dodge Caravan terrified that with one wrong turn, you could become a shark's next meal.)

But I digress. I remember two things primarily about that game:

1) The Raiders ended up losing that game. It wasn't a good day to be QB Jay Schroeder, but then again, it's never really a good day to be Jay. Poor guy, his only crime was being mediocre.

2) I was 9 years old at the time, so I didn't really have much of an understanding of what was going on, particularly with the crowd on hand. On our way into the north end of the Coliseum (the side where Exposition Park is), I noticed a guy who was shivering and twitching very nervously--probably high--and my first reaction, not really knowing any better, was "oh, he looks cold, I'll go find a blanket for him." Fortunately, my uncle noticed my wild eyed naivete and promptly grabbed me to make sure that it didn't turn into a misplaced good deed.

So, to answer your question the easy and simple way, yes. :)

23 posted on 01/30/2007 12:28:13 AM PST by GOP_Raider (Hated by all NFL fans since 1990.)
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To: GOP_Raider

I think that reason why Raiders move out of SO CAL for years they promise and promise Al Davis a new stadium after 1994 quake I kinda knew that Godfather going back to Oaktown I hear he was tired of LA Colsieum high crime rate neighborhood


24 posted on 01/30/2007 8:38:05 AM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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