I understand the business side and if I was an owner I'd love to get a free new stadium and line my pockets with the profits of said stadium built by the taxpayers.
But as a fan a new stadium would do me absolutely no good. For one thing to many of you the Coliseum is just some dump but to me it's somewhere I pretty much grew up. I have a ton of memories of the coliseum. My dad had season tickets since they moved back and I've been a season ticket holder since I graduated so I've been there for everything since 95. Then again I'm the type of guy who appreciates history and tradition etc. I'd go to Lambeau before I go to MetLife in NJ. I rather watch my Raiders on the same field that hosted two SB championship teams and an AFC title team rather than some new stadium with a cafe, restaurants, giant LCD monitors or what other crap these new stadiums have and zero history.
I already mentioned the pricing. A brand new stadium means I most likely won't be a season ticket holder any longer. So that's where I stand on it. In my opinion there was no better place to watch a football game than at the Coliseum back in the Gruden days. I'd love for us to go the Greenbay route and renovate the heck out of the coliseum rather than go the Dallas/NY route and build a new stadium while pricing out the fanbase with obscene PSL prices and playing in some behemoth with no historical meaning.
Great. Then turn it into a fucking museum and charge admission.
This team want's to be a viable entity into the future.....
it needs it's own place.
And I can guarantee that when the Raiders do get a new stadium......
they will get a Super Bowl.
So past memories be fucking damned.......
this ain't Al's team anymore.