The NFL held their town hall meeting at Paramount Theater in Oakland Thursday night allowing Raider Nation to express their concerns over their beloved team leaving town to Los Angeles for a second time.
In what was somewhat of a surprise, Raiders owner Mark Davis was in attendance and even took the podium and said he is still committed to keeping his team in Oakland.
“We need help from the community as well to get something that our fans in Oakland can be proud of,” the owner said. “We don’t have that right now and we want it. It can be done in Oakland.”
This was the third town hall meeting held by the NFL in the cities where teams are seeking new stadiums: St. Louis, Oakland and San Diego. Davis was the only owner to attend the respective meeting.
The city of Oakland has been trying to get something done in Oakland but there has been little wiggle room from both the city and the Raiders. Developer Floyd Kephart was recently dropped as the developer of Coliseum City, and both sides have since moved on in their search for a solution.
Raider Nation took the time to address how the team has touched them and the community, while also expressing their concerns about the team leaving their city.
The stories told will undoubtedly give Mark Davis more to think about while he ponders the relocation.