NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell believes Levi’s Stadium may fit Oakland Raiders

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As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gave his speech earlier this afternoon in regards to the San Francisco 49ers new Levi’s Stadium, he also touched on another Bay Area football team with the Oakland Raiders. After talking about the $1.3 billion stadium directly behind him, Goodell was asked why the city of Los Angeles is still without a team.

Goodell said it’s up to the Raiders to decide whether they want to try to build a stadium in Oakland or share the facility at Levi’s Stadium with the 49ers. But at what cost? The 49ers stadium is donned in red and gold. From the seats to the walls it’s all decked out in 49ers colors. Would the Raider Nation like that or would they vandalize their Bay Area rival’s billion dollar stadium after a loss? That remains to be seen. However, if the Raiders were to join the 49ers in a shared capacity they would be the second stadium in the NFL to do so as Goodell alluded to the New York Giants and New York Jets sharing their stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

In the end, I don’t believe the Raiders will be playing there as owner Mark Davis has already voiced his displeasure about being renters in the new billion dollar stadium. What are your thoughts Forever Faithful? Do you think this brand new stadium should be shared by the Raiders? Give us your feedback on this hot topic.

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