RELATED: Oakland city council votes unanimously to approve Raiders stadium deal
Raiders fans are passionate and now they have some hope their team is going to stay in the Bay Area.
This might be more of a Hail Mary pass. The Oakland City Council approved a non-binding term sheet allowing the city to move forward with talks on a $1.3 billion stadium plan.
An investment group led by ex-Niner and Raider Ronnie Lott has drafted a plan to resurrect the Oakland Coliseum into a first class football complex.
The city and county would supply the land and some public funds. Council member Rebecca Kaplan says the deal is bigger than football and others say the money should go elsewhere.
RELATED: Alameda County supes vote 3-1 in favor of possible Raiders stadium
"This isn't just for sports fans, it's economic development and jobs," Kaplan said.
"It's the Old Roman Empire. You don't feed the people, you give them a spectacle. That's what the Raiders are about," Oakland Justice Coalition's Dan Siegel said.
Alameda County supervisors voted 3-1 on Tuesday, allowing negotiations to move forward. Lott says he doesn't have the blessing of Raiders owner Mark Davis yet and the Las Vegas Review Journal says Davis is not seriously considering Oakland's stadium push.
He can officially file for relocation on January 2. null