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2 hours ago, AstroBull21 said:

The Raiders are confirmed to have one home game internationally as of yesterday, so that wittles to 7 games looking for a location

Will that be the Mexico City game or would you think they'd be one of the London games? I think London makes more sense as far as exposure in Europe but they'd all but guarantee a sellout in Mexico City, especially with this year's debacle. 

3 hours ago, kimball said:

If the Raiders can't play in the Coliseum next year, I think they're best option is bunking with the 49ers. 

 

However, if they did that I wouldn't be surprised if they played there for 4-6 games and then play in Mexico City and London as well. They could even play back-to-back weeks in London if needs be? 

 

And, why not play one game in Vegas? Either at the Speedway or Sam Boyd? 

with no games vs San Francisco this would make sense. I think San Jose State may play one game there next season but they didn't bother even changing the field except for college markings last year so why not have two NFL teams share next year? It's not like the Giants and Jets don't already do that and the Rams and Chargers are expected to do that in two years as well. 

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10 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

Will that be the Mexico City game or would you think they'd be one of the London games? I think London makes more sense as far as exposure in Europe but they'd all but guarantee a sellout in Mexico City, especially with this year's debacle.  

Hard to say, there are 3 California teams to play home international games next year (Rams, Raiders, Chargers) so the mexico game could feasibly be any of them.

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59 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

Will that be the Mexico City game or would you think they'd be one of the London games? I think London makes more sense as far as exposure in Europe but they'd all but guarantee a sellout in Mexico City, especially with this year's debacle. 

with no games vs San Francisco this would make sense. I think San Jose State may play one game there next season but they didn't bother even changing the field except for college markings last year so why not have two NFL teams share next year? It's not like the Giants and Jets don't already do that and the Rams and Chargers are expected to do that in two years as well. 

 

I could see the Raiders playing in both London and Mexico City. But, I really wouldn't be surprised if they didn't play two home games in London. Not only that, but I think a game at San Jose State works too, especially a non-division team like the Titans or Lions that have a fan base that wouldn't travel well.

 

Regardless, it will be interesting to follow this saga the next couple of weeks and months.

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Wait wait wait, did someone just mention RENO as a possible host for the Raiders next year? Reno. As in Reno, Nevada. They might as well just play their games in my shower if that’s the case. That makes about as much logical sense as playing NFL games in Reno. 

 

 

The Reno Raiders. FOH with that :censored: 😂

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2 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

Wait wait wait, did someone just mention RENO as a possible host for the Raiders next year? Reno. As in Reno, Nevada. They might as well just play their games in my shower if that’s the case. That makes about as much logical sense as playing NFL games in Reno. 

 

 

The Reno Raiders. FOH with that :censored: 😂

 

Not sure anyone is taking it seriously. The Vegas odds have come out and the +120 favorite is Oakland despite the suit. With +250 San Diego the runner up. 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

 

Not sure anyone is taking it seriously. The Vegas odds have come out and the +120 favorite is Oakland despite the suit. With +250 San Diego the runner up. 

 

 

 

Oh yeah, and I would suspect that to be the case. And I don’t mean to shoot the messenger who posted that. I just mean FOH to the idea of Reno hosting NFL games even being in existence. It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard sports wise. 

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Mmm... a currently unused North American stadium that can host football, is not on a college campus and is in a decent sized market and doesn’t infringe on a current NFL market... Les Voleurs de Montréal?

 

Just for the sheer absurdity of it.

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Raiders Absurdity Tour 2019

@PF Changs

@Guam

@Tijuana

@Fresno

@Giant Pacific Floating Garbage Patch

@Bermuda Triangle

@Chico State

@Albuquerque

 

 

 

 

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I for one think the Raiders could have a real shot at getting in on the ground floor at Rainbow Road. There’s no rent in space!

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16 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

Oh yeah, and I would suspect that to be the case. And I don’t mean to shoot the messenger who posted that. I just mean FOH to the idea of Reno hosting NFL games even being in existence. It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard sports wise. 

 

Giants did a year in the Yale Bowl during the 70s.

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Just out of curiosity, is the average former San Diego Charger fan that resides in San Diego still rooting for the Chargers? Or is there some resentment? 

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My understanding is that the Chargers are turbo-dead to the average San Diegan.  Like "The Rams are actually making decent inroads into the market" dead.

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4 hours ago, rams80 said:

 

Giants did a year in the Yale Bowl during the 70s.

 

Yale Bowl -- Capacity 64,246 (with crowds over 70,000 during the Giants' tenure)

Mackay Stadium (Univ. of Nevada) -- Capacity 29,993

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2 hours ago, rams80 said:

My understanding is that the Chargers are turbo-dead to the average San Diegan.  Like "The Rams are actually making decent inroads into the market" dead.

 

Pretty much. The next local I meet still rooting for the Chargers will be the first. Everyone I know told them to take a hike after they relocated to Carson. And the fact they're actually fielding a winning team in only their second year up there isn't helping any. Everyone I know has moved on and found new teams to root for (Seattle, Rams and San Francisco among the most common). Or simply given up on the NFL. 

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Talk of the Raiders possibly using AT&T Park have sprung up again. 

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AT&T is a really quirky layout for football that is cool for individual bowl games (I’m still upset the Bay Area bowl moved away from ATT Park). I can’t imagine that being anything short of totally annoying for a full season. The SF Demons of the XFL did it, but that whole thing was one giant quirk, anyway. 

 

I dunno, there are worse options out there. Transportation to/from games should work just fine and It’ll definitely be the prettiest view any NFL team has, that’s for sure. 

 

They’ll never do it, but I almost wish they would change their name to the SF/Oakland Raiders or even the Bay Area Raiders for that season just for fun. 

 

Someone pointed out to me how weird it’ll be to have the Oakland Raiders playing in San Francisco and the San Francisco 49ers playing in Santa Clara. Bay Area football is dumb and they should’ve just given up on it entirely. 

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The good news if this happens is that we get one more season of baseball infields for Raiders games.

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I feel like the Raiders should at least play their divisional games in California, afterwards they could play some games in international markets such as London,Mexico City, Toronto, and somewhere else in Europe or Asia, but this is Mark Davis choice, not mine.

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On 12/12/2018 at 8:49 PM, bosrs1 said:

 

One huge difference though. Bristol is a huge stadium in layout due to the 1/2 mi track. Vegas is not being one of the 1.5 mi cookie cutters. 

 

Another difference is that Bristol is hosting regional teams with strong fan support.

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