NFL deal must provide Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers money for new stadiums

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  1. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    "Sure, take another week to hash out a new NFL labor deal. What's another seven days of decay at Candlestick Park and the Oakland Coliseum?

    Replacing those relics is the Bay Area's foremost NFL concern, so stadium financing had better be a game-within-the-game aspect of these labor negotiations.

    The 49ers and Raiders need appropriate measures taken in the next collective bargaining agreement to enhance their stadium pursuits, or at least a shared-stadium concept.

    We in the Bay Area are not consumed by thoughts of an 18-game regular season, a rookie wage scale, players' health care and pension benefits or the owners' bigger piece of the $9 billion pie.

    We are house hunters, plain and simple.

    We need a sign that our stadium crisis can be addressed through these labor negotiations, which got a seven-day extension Friday from the lockout-threatening owners and lawsuit-at-the-ready players.

    Owners opted out of a 2006 labor deal in hopes of a bigger bankroll. The Raiders' Al Davis and the 49ers' York family understandably need more dough if their intentions are honest regarding new stadiums.

    Without a better home, they'll continue to work at a competitive disadvantage financially. A better quarterback would help, too, but we digress."

    Read more: http://www.contracostatimes.com/raiders/ci_17543071?nclick_check=1
     
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    Shapecity S2/JBB Teamster Staff Member Administrator

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    I saw some of the mock ups for the SF 49ers stadium in Santa Clara. It looks great, but I'd prefer they build a stadium near AT&T Park.
     

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