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SportBirmingham partnering with Tucson in bid to host Raiders in 2019

19:50  12 february  2019
19:50  12 february  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Raiders re-enter 'meaningful, productive' talks with Oakland

Raiders re-enter 'meaningful, productive' talks with Oakland After months of uncertainty regarding the team's home for 2019, the Oakland Raiders might stay put. 

Tucson , Arizona Interested in Hosting Oakland Raiders In 2019 . A Tucson , Arizona attorney says he spoke to Oakland Raiders president Marc Badain to pitch an idea of having the team move there for the 2019 season before relocating to Las Vegas.

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Birmingham partnering with Tucson in bid to host Raiders in 2019© Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Birmingham city councilor William Parker made national headlines on Sunday after he ripped Bay Area fans and said that the Alabama community could host the Oakland Raiders in 2019.

Now he’s redoubling those efforts, telling Kyle Burger of WVTM 14 in Alabama that Birmingham is teaming up with Tucson, Ariz., in an effort to split hosting duties and lure the Raiders away from Northern California.

So, this isn’t just some feeble attempt to stir up some interest and make headlines.

Birmingham, which hosts the Birmingham Iron of the AAF, wants the Raiders to play at Legion Field this coming NFL season.

“I JUST THINK WE POSITION OURSELVES AS A CITY TO BE A SPORTS DESTINATION,” THE COUNCILOR SAID previously. “WHY NOT HAVE THE RAIDERS BE A PART OF OUR BIRMINGHAM FAMILY?”

It stands to reason that Arizona Stadium — home of the Arizona Wildcats — would be the venue for the proposed joint venture.

At this point, Oakland itself might end up being the team’s destination, despite a recent lawsuit filed against the NFL and the Raiders. The City of Oakland reportedly has an offer to rent out the Oakland Coliseum for one more year at the price of $7.5 million.

Won’t someone please think of the NFL’s poor billionaire owners?

Won’t someone please think of the NFL’s poor billionaire owners? Friends, we have a crisis blooming in the NFL. I’m talking about the tragedy of billionaire owners unable to find a place for their teams to play. I know, I know. I’m as shocked as you are. This is America! We’re supposed to take care of our billionaires! And yet, at this very moment, almost 10 percent of all NFL owners — a full two — are in danger of not having a place for their teams to play football. Can you imagine? These men simply want to deliver quality entertainment to the public in return for checks with an armful of zeroes, and they’re on the verge of not being able to do so.

The official website of the Oakland Raiders a member club of the National Football League (NFL). For the latest news, photos, videos and all information about the Raiders .

On November 30, 2016, a framework deal to keep the Raiders in Oakland was announced.[51] In addition to the public land As of August 2018[update] they have not determined where they will play in 2019 , and the Coliseum management is reluctant to host the team in 2019 unless the Raiders pay

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Birmingham partnering with Tucson in bid to host Raiders in 2019

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