On May 10, 2014, a gathering of Raider Nation faithful descended upon the Oakland Raiders Headquarters in Alameda, CA. Led by Dr. Death, one of many Oakland Raiders mascots, a petition signed by 10,000 plus Oakland Raiders fans from around the world was delivered personally to Raiders Owner Mark Davis.
The petition was spearheaded by Dr. Death as a way to show just how much fan support the Oakland Raiders have to the City of Oakland and Mark Davis. It was also a rally cry to carry the message that the Oakland Raiders are an important and integral piece of Oakland, CA.
Taking this team out of its birthplace would seriously damage the community, and it could potentially cause a split in its fan base (Much like when the Raiders moved to Los Angeles in the early 80’s). To continue to show support to the Oakland Raiders and sign the petition presented by Dr. Death, I have attached the link at change.org below:
Mark Davis has been quoted many times about his desire to remain in Oakland, CA. However, he has also stated that a deal must get done soon, or the Raiders could once again be on the move out of Oakland.
There is a definite need for a new facility to accommodate the Oakland Raiders and its fans. Several meetings and offers have taken place and been presented as to how and where the new stadium would be placed and funded. There is no set time frame currently, but I am hopeful that a deal can be struck before the year is up. Winning would help the proceedings along, of course, but Raider Nation will have to patiently wait for the outcome.
While we wait, it is awesome to view the excitement in Raiders Owner Mark Davis’ eyes as he is presented with the petition from Dr. Death and Raider Nation, enjoy: