Do We Want The Raiders and A's In Oakland?

Ricky's Sports Bar in San Leandro will host a pep rally on Thursday, September 13, to keep the teams local. Do you care if they remain? Vote in a Patch Poll.


SaveOaklandSports  will hold a fundraiser, mixer and fan celebration at  on Thursday, September 13, from 6 to 10 p.m.

The event comes at a time when the Raider Nation is flirting with Los Angeles and the Oakland A's have been campaigning to move to San Jose.

Organizers hope the event at Ricky's demonstrates that the East Bay loves its teams and wants to keep them in Oakland.

There is no cover charge, but a $10 donation is suggested. There will be raffle prizes and a silent auction.  

All proceeds  will go toward an Oakland Stadium Fund.  If the teams decide not to build new stadiums in Oakland, then the money will be applied to charitable projects in the East Bay. 

You can read more about SaveOaklandSports here.

Do you want to keep the A's and Raiders in Oakland? What role, if any, should the public play keeping them or letting them go away?

Debbie White September 14, 2012 at 05:00 PM
The problem is the same across the board, these teams want a new stadium, rather than waste the money by putting it into some political cronies pocket, give them the stadium they want and people will come. No one wants to go to the coliseum because it's a dinosaur park. In other words, it sucks a**, if I have to pay 10.00 a beer I want it to be in a stadium worth spending it in. The teams haven't had a stadium since Oakland decided to renovate, rather than rebuild. If Quan does it right "Coliseum city" will have a lot of visitors, and lets not forget how it will improve Oakland's surrounding area. With the corridor coming it will fit in great. Like the saying goes, "build it and they will come". I dont' blame the teams for wanting to leave. Who wants to play sports in a stadium built back in the stone age (literally).
Rob Raistlin September 14, 2012 at 07:09 PM
if the teams were consistently good and they charged realistic prices based on their actual win records, trust me people will fill up the stadium. problem is they aren't consistently good teams, but they do always charge as if they were. then someone came up with the idea of blacking out the games if they're not sold out. well the owners need to give in somewhere. let them pay for their responsibility. why should we kiss their a##? the fans are the ones making them rich to begin with. where's the fan appreciation? now we gotta use our tax money to help them save theirs? welfare is welfare.
David Ross September 14, 2012 at 08:20 PM
It doesn't matter whether the teams are good or not. I don't care if a team won every single came for 20 years in a row, the beer is $0.05 a cup, and the hot dogs the same cost. I do NOT want taxpayer money going to building a stadium for a sports team.
Debbie White September 17, 2012 at 04:44 PM
No stadium in the country charges a resonable price for their ticket sales. If you think we should charge fans based on the status of the sports teams winning record, and actually think it will sell more tickets your wrong. It's bad enough the team is losing, now you wanna give tickets away and expect it to generate more attendance, that would be a joke. Tickets start at 30.00, what would be a fair value below 30.00, 20.00?
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