Raiders still demanding stadium, deny they’ve determined how much it’ll cost

Yesterday’s report that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is looking to build an $800 million, 50,000-seat stadium near the site of the Coliseum was “premature and inaccurate,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle, citing both league and city sources. Which doesn’t mean the Raiders don’t want to build such a stadium, only that no formal offers have been made on either side, just preliminary studies. Which means the price tag could be more, or less, and the public’s expected $300 million share of the construction cost could be more or less, and there could be more seats or maybe just one great big huge seat that one lucky fan will get to sit in while watching the game on a stadium-sized TV, because who wants to try to watch actual football with your own eyes, that’s like impossible, right?

Anyway, everything is just rumors at this point, and very much subject to change. As is always the case, right up till the last minute.


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