OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS)- The government board that oversees Oakland’s Coliseum is backing a survey to determine if there’s enough public support to build a new stadium for the Raiders.

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority wants to find out how much the public, and specifically Raiders fans, are willing to pay to finance a new stadium.

The survey tackles the issue of “personal seat licenses”, or as they’re called in the survey, one-time equity membership fees.

That for more expensive seats could be in the thousands of dollars.

Oakland City Council member and Coliseum Authority vice chair Ignacio De La Fuente says the original PSL’s that were levied when the Raiders returned to Oakland in 1995 were a learning experience.

“That’s one of the things that was more painful for us and for everyone” said De La Fuente

De La Fuente says local government now controls an additional 20 acres near the Coliseum. He says the site with It’s proximity to BART and two major interstates is the perfect spot for a new master development.

“We’re going to keep moving forward in discussions with the Raiders,” said De La Fuente.

The survey comes less than a month after voters in Santa Clara approved a plan to build a new stadium in for the 49’ers in their city.

Comments (3)
  1. ray says:

    There probably would be much support, but Mr. Davis has to retire first and someone else has to run the team. The losing streak says it all…he still lives in the past with the 60’s team and that does not work.

  2. cullim@hotmail.com says:

    If the political leaders in the City of Oakland and County of Alameda are not wise enough to build the A’s & Raiders a new stadium, they will leave. The people of the City of Oakland and County of Alameda have to weigh whether the economic impact of the A’s and Raiders leaving is greater than building them a stadium. If they leave, we will never have baseball and football teams again. Look at LA. How long has Los Angeles been without a football team? Is Oakland more attractive than Los Angeles? We cannot lose the A’s, Raiders and Warrior.

  3. Tony G says:

    No they don’t deserved a new stadium. The county built in the seagulls seats for Big Al and the Raiders, who have more black outs than any other team in the league. If they need a new stadium it would have to be so small it would serve no other per purse. Oh sure the fans are here but they can’t pay for a the high price of a ticket. AND we will never know when Al will get a bug up his butt and go back to LA. Get and have a winning team before you ask for a new place to play.

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