Oakland getting Indoor Football League team, partially owned by Marshawn Lynch

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- It's official, indoor professional football is coming to Oakland.

The team recently made the announcement at a news conference.

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Oakland native, and former Raider and NFL star Marshawn Lynch will be a co-owner of the Oakland Panthers of the Indoor Football league.

At the news conference he talked briefly about the current climate of Oakland sports with the Raiders inevitably heading to Vegas and the Warriors now in San Francisco.

"We're losing a lot," he said. "This opportunity gives us something to rally around as a community."

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With the Raiders inevitably moving to Las Vegas and the Warriors now playing in San Francisco, Marshawn Lynch says the Oakland Panthers "gives us something to rally around as a community."



The team will begin playing in March at the Oakland Arena, formerly Oracle Arena.

They will play a 14-game regular-season schedule.

Piedmont High's former coach Kurt Bryan will be the head coach.
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