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Statement from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf re: Raiders NFL Relocation Vote Outcome

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf issued the following statement in response to the NFL and the Raiders’ decision to displace the team from Oakland for a second time in the franchise’s history.

OAKLAND, CA – Today, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf issued the following statement in response to the NFL and the Raiders’ decision to displace the team from Oakland for a second time in the franchise’s history.

“I am disappointed that the Raiders and the NFL chose Las Vegas over Oakland when we had a fully-financed, shovel-ready stadium project that would have kept the Raiders in Oakland where they were born and raised.

“I am proud that we stood firm in refusing to use public money to subsidize stadium construction and that we did not capitulate to their unreasonable and unnecessary demand that we choose between our football and baseball franchises.

“As a lifelong Oaklander, my heart aches today for the Raider Nation. These are the most committed and passionate fans any city or team could hope to have. They deserved better.”

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Media Contact:

Erica Terry Derryck

(510) 238-7072

ederryck@oaklandca.gov


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Posted: March 27th, 2017 12:00 AM

Last Updated: October 23rd, 2018 4:55 PM

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