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Oakland mayor Jean Quan discusses Raiders, A's stadium situations

The reports surrounding Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and San Antonio city officials about the possibility of the Raiders relocating to the Texas city have spurred reactions from the Raiders owner himself and now the Oakland mayor as Jean Quan has been forced to once again attempt to sell to the public that the city council is continuing to attempt to build a new building for the Raiders as well as for the A’s despite the recent ten year lease extension signed by the MLB franchise.

Quan maintains that the city is continuing the process to build two venues in the city to continue the rich traditions of both baseball and football in Oakland. Mentioning that they are working with Coliseum City investors with some of the biggest real estate firms as well as the 10 year commitment the A’s have made to stay in the city.

Quan knows that her popularity with sports fans in Oakland ties in largely with the A’s and Raiders remaining in the city. A hot button issue heading into a civic election, it is no shock that Quan is continuing to maintain that the city is trying its best to keep not just baseball in the city but also the Raiders. A part of the city’s identity, all Oakland Raiders fans in the city can do as hope that the politicians are going to do what it takes to keep the history of the team in Oakland.

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