Raiders Release Statement on 49ers game

Fan violence, although not a major issue in Oakland over the last few years; visiting 49ers fans presents a potential problem however...

The Oakland Raiders, likely citing past fan violence in recent history between both them and the San Francisco 49ers, Raiders public relations have released an official statement regarding security for this Sunday's game.

"The Raiders, Oakland Police Department, Alameda County Sheriff, and Coliseum Management have worked together to create an increased law enforcement and security presence at Sunday's game. This includes a substantial increase in uniformed law enforcement officers, additional undercover officers, and increased private security staff. Public safety is a top priority for the Raiders, Coliseum, and local law enforcement and all are working diligently to ensure that fans enjoy a safe and secure environment."

Most will remember the last exhibition game played in 2011 pre-season between both clubs where a fan was shot in the old Candelstick parking lot and multiple fights and full out brawls took place both inside and outside the stadium. The 49ers team owner Jed York made a proclamation that his team would no longer play the Raiders in the foreseeable preseason future.

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